A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Sulangan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.1954° East, latitude 11.3308° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000ceel. Event ids that are associated: us1000ceel. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 13:09:38 / January 23, 2018 @ 1:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:09:38 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Maydolong (c. 5 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Giporlos (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Balangiga, Borongan, Giporlos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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