A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Cortes in Philippines on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.23 km (23 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:58:16 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 02:58:16 / December 18, 2019 @ 2:58 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006u8l. Id of event: us70006u8l. Exact location, longitude 126.5871° East, latitude 9.5362° North, depth = 36.23 km.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tago (c. 6 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Claver (c. 5 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Aras-asan (c. 5 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Claver, Aras-asan, Cantilan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 51 km ENE of Cortes, Philippines.
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