A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Sunday. Unique identifier: us2000hfah. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hfah. The temblor was reported at 08:03:26 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2014 East, latitude 6.3424 North, depth = 141.9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 00:03:26 / September 16, 2018 @ 12:03 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141.9 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Magnaga, Samal, Suyan (min 5000 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 3 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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