A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sablayan in Philippines on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.37 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 120.7974 East, latitude 12.9017 North, depth = 44.37 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:54:40 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a409. Event ids that are associated: us2000a409. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 12:54:40 / July 29, 2017 @ 12:54 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batangas, Bulalacao, Roxas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Jose (c. 118 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pinamalayan (c. 43 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Sablayan (c. 38 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mamburao (c. 23 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Mansalay (c. 23 000 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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