A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Taft in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:02:49 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.2748 East, latitude 11.8977 North, depth = 81.1 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/18 / 2018-07-01 05:02:49 / July 1, 2018 @ 5:02 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000fssw. Id of event: us2000fssw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.1 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naval, Capoocan, Catarman (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 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 twenty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 15 km W of Taft, Philippines.
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