A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Marihatag in Philippines. Exact location of event, longitude 126.7429 East, latitude 8.6805 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/18 / 2018-02-09 21:44:28 / February 9, 2018 @ 9:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:44:28 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d4vd. Id of event: us2000d4vd. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bah-Bah, Patin-ay, San Francisco. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tagbina (c. 10 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 50 km ESE of Marihatag, Philippines.
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