A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Surigao in Philippines. Id of earthquake: us20008lhq. Event ids that are associated: us20008lhq. Exact location of event, depth 36.73 km, 125.5279° East, 9.8456° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 03:01:33 / February 12, 2017 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.73 km (23 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:01:33 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenavista, Bato, Magallanes. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 7 km (5 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Buenavista (c. 18 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Bato (c. 10 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km NNE of Surigao, Philippines.
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