A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Balangiga in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 87.93 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000efdp. Event ids that are associated: us1000efdp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 14:40:27 / May 27, 2018 @ 2:40 pm. The temblor was picked up at 22:40:27 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.416 East, latitude 10.7964 North, depth = 87.93 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Baybay (c. 17 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tanauan (c. 16 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maasin, Barugo, Babatngon. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 34 km S of Balangiga, Philippines.
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