A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tago in Philippines on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.96 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:21:47 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008hts. Event ids that are associated: us10008hts. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 07:21:47 / April 15, 2017 @ 7:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 126.3149° East, 9.0615° North, depth 74.96 km.
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bacuag, Bislig, Alegria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 10 km ENE of Tago, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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