A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 217 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (135 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 11:24:05 / February 18, 2017 @ 11:24 am. Id of earthquake: us100085q8. Event ids that are associated: us100085q8. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:24:05 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.8171 East, latitude 3.9854 North, depth = 41.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.15 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 217 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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