A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.1426 East, latitude 5.9876 North, depth = 137.26 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 137.26 km (85 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:05:00 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 10:05:00 / July 9, 2017 @ 10:05 am. Unique identifier: us20009xva. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009xva.
Close 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 Suyan, La Union, Malita. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Suyan (c. 7 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km S of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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