A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Itbayat in Philippines on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:02:28 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 122.372° East, 21.1177° North, depth 198 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 14:02:28 / June 20, 2017 @ 2:02 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009npx. Unique identifier: us20009npx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 198 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Basco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Basco (c. 7 300 pop).
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 three 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 66 km NE of Itbayat, Philippines.
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