A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Leyte, Philippines kilometers (0 miles) from Leyte, Philippines. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.13 km (65 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 00:31:59 / May 1, 2017 @ 12:31 am. Unique identifier: us10008pt3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008pt3. The temblor was picked up at 00:31:59 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 125.8006 East, latitude 10.6876 North, depth = 105.13 km.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Abuyog (c. 15 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Dulag (c. 10 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Sogod (c. 8 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Maydolong (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maydolong, Sogod, Dulag.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: Leyte, Philippines.
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