A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 126.36° East, latitude 9.4638° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:09:40 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 13:09:40 / December 5, 2018 @ 1:09 pm. Unique identifier: us1000i2rr. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i2rr.
Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabadbaran, Tubay, Lianga (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km NE of Cortes, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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