A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Carasi in Philippines on Tuesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:59:14 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000chbz. Id of event: us1000chbz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.55 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 04:59:14 / February 6, 2018 @ 4:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.8237 East, latitude 18.1555 North, depth = 43.55 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pasil, Magapit, Aguiguican, Magapit. Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Magapit, Aguiguican (c. 13 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Magapit (c. 11 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SW of Carasi, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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