A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Fuerte in Philippines. Id of earthquake: us1000atzv. Event ids that are associated: us1000atzv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/17 / 2017-10-19 07:06:28 / October 19, 2017 @ 7:06 am. The temblor was reported at 15:06:28 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.2222 East, latitude 17.4761 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop). 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 Paringao, Baculongan, Kibungan.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km WSW of Fuerte, Philippines.
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