A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000d85b. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d85b. The temblor was picked up at 22:46:07 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 14:46:07 / March 19, 2018 @ 2:46 pm. Exact location, longitude 126.0189° East, latitude 10.4157° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Loreto (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Placer, Luna, Surigao (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 43 km N of Santa Monica, Philippines.
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