A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Sarrat in Philippines on Wednesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:12:12 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.36 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 45.36 km, 120.6775° East, 18.1908° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ejgq. Id of event: us1000ejgq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/06/18 / 2018-06-06 09:12:12 / June 6, 2018 @ 9:12 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piat, Ballesteros, Cabaritan East (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 9 km (5 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NE of Sarrat, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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