A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Lahad Datu in Malaysia on Sunday. Event id: us20008usf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008usf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.31 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 09:30:48 / March 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 34.31 km, 118.7671° East, 4.9346° North. The temblor was picked up at 17:30:48 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Lahad Datu (c. 105 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Semporna (c. 62 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sitangkai (c. 17 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sitangkai, Semporna, Lahad Datu. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Malaysia (c. 28 275 000 pop), Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km ESE of Lahad Datu, Malaysia.
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