A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Busilak in Philippines on Monday. The temblor was detected at 12:16:28 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 04:16:28 / December 17, 2018 @ 4:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 48.04 km, 121.04° East, 16.4732° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ivxn. Id of event: us2000ivxn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.04 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guimba, Roxas, Bongabon (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santiago (c. 108 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Manaoag (c. 59 100 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. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 8 km W of Busilak, Philippines.
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