A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Capoocan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 120.03 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:30:13 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008smz. Id of event: us10008smz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 01:30:13 / May 16, 2017 @ 1:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 120.03 km, 124.6448° East, 11.2414° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borongan, San Policarpio, Calbayog City (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bogo (c. 23 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Baybay (c. 17 700 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km S of Capoocan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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