A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Cabacungan in Philippines on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 53.59 km, 124.9784° East, 10.9462° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/17 / 2017-12-09 07:39:13 / December 9, 2017 @ 7:39 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.59 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000c2bw. Event ids that are associated: us2000c2bw. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:39:13 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter).
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 Naval, Catbalogan, Culaba. The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Baybay (c. 17 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 1 km NNW of Cabacungan, Philippines.
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