A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Darapidap in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 19:56:03 / January 20, 2018 @ 7:56 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:56:03 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 120.194° East, latitude 17.1264° North, depth = 23.1 km. Event id: us2000clwt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000clwt. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.1 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Trinidad (c. 41 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aringay (c. 29 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Itogon (c. 28 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itogon, Barlig, Tuding.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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