A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Uyugan in Philippines on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 130.67 km, 122.1798° East, 20.0371° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 130.67 km (81 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:14:31 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008n5k. Unique identifier: us10008n5k. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 13:14:31 / April 21, 2017 @ 1:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Basco (c. 7 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basco (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km SE of Uyugan, Philippines.
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