A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Claveria in Philippines. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 08:27:12 / September 12, 2018 @ 8:27 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.99 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:27:12 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 120.9447 East, latitude 18.7414 North, depth = 32.99 km. Unique identifier: us2000hhkl. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhkl.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batac City, Aparri, Dingras.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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