A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from San Francisco in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 04:06:50 / March 5, 2017 @ 4:06 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us100088nq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088nq. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:06:50 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). 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 70.24 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.4007 East, latitude 9.782 North, depth = 70.24 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 10 km (6 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Buenavista (c. 18 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bato (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nasipit, Bato, Buenavista (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km WNW of San Francisco, Philippines.
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