A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Sabang in Philippines on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 22:44:30 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 89.79 km, 121.0143° East, 13.5492° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 14:44:30 / April 4, 2017 @ 2:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.79 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008ebn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ebn.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lucena (c. 228 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 216 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Imus (c. 216 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malaya, Kawit, Ligaya (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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