A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Looc in Philippines on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 120.308° East, latitude 13.7044° North, depth = 65.29 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:06:08 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 00:06:08 / August 24, 2017 @ 12:06 am. Event id: us2000acuj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000acuj. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.29 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lipa City, Bilog-Bilog, Bulacnin. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Silang (c. 119 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mariveles (c. 84 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Naic (c. 55 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Patuto (c. 52 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 6 km ESE of Looc, Philippines.
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