A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Paluan in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.487 East, latitude 13.4246 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 14/01/18 / 2018-01-14 15:20:29 / January 14, 2018 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000cjig. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cjig. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:20:29 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanauan, Silang, Palangue. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Silang (c. 119 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Tanauan (c. 68 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Patuto (c. 52 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 2 km ENE of Paluan, Philippines.
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