A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Darapidap in Philippines on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.49 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 119.9794 East, latitude 17.3091 North, depth = 57.49 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/18 / 2018-02-22 08:19:42 / February 22, 2018 @ 8:19 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:19:42 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000db10. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000db10. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paringao, San Fernando, Cabugao (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Candon (c. 11 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bangar (c. 11 100 pop). Close 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 47 km WNW of Darapidap, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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