A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Claveria in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0796 East, latitude 18.8209 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:55:18 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000iv38. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iv38. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/18 / 2018-12-19 17:55:18 / December 19, 2018 @ 5:55 pm.
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Dingras (c. 6 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dingras, San Nicolas, Sarrat (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 23 km N of Claveria, Philippines.
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