A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Palauig in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, 119.5322° East, 15.4399° North, depth 19.53 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d70f. Unique identifier: us2000d70f. The temblor was picked up at 23:43:47 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/18 / 2018-02-15 15:43:47 / February 15, 2018 @ 3:43 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.53 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Domalanoan, Urbiztondo, Dorongan Punta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from San Antonio (c. 34 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Agoo (c. 29 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Masinloc (c. 28 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Castillejos (c. 27 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Iba (c. 26 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 26 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Botolan (c. 23 000 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 39 km W of Palauig, Philippines.
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