A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 08:42:07 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 00:42:07 / February 27, 2018 @ 12:42 am. Event id: us1000d1g3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d1g3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.3324° East, latitude 6.2314° North, depth = 84.46 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84.46 km (52 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caburan, Lupon, Malita. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 22 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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