A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Mangili in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 132.3 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 21:22:19 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.0714 East, latitude 5.9038 North, depth = 132.3 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:22:19 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008vgj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vgj.
Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangyan, Alabel, La Union.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 44 km ESE of Mangili, Philippines.
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