A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t7n. Id of event: us60006t7n. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.78 km (33 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:45:59 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 16:45:59 / December 18, 2019 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 53.78 km, 126.3666° East, 5.774° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talagutong, Caburan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 68 km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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