A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Palimbang in Philippines. Event id: us2000cqxk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqxk. Exact location, longitude 123.8697° East, latitude 5.614° North, depth = 520.84 km. The temblor was detected at 19:12:31 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 11:12:31 / January 16, 2018 @ 11:12 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 520.84 km (324 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maitum (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Maitum (c. 8 500 pop).
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 seventeen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 74 km SSW of Palimbang, Philippines.
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