A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Biri in Philippines on Friday. Exact location, longitude 124.5577° East, latitude 12.818° North, depth = 104.14 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:47:17 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000jchf. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jchf. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/19 / 2019-02-28 21:47:17 / February 28, 2019 @ 9:47 pm. 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 104.14 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Virac, Bangkirohan, Cumadcad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 25 km NE of Biri, Philippines.
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