A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Sulangan in Philippines. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:08:26 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006u8w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006u8w. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.9369 East, latitude 11.0202 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 09:08:26 / December 18, 2019 @ 9:08 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borongan, Loreto, Maydolong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Maydolong (c. 5 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Loreto (c. 5 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Giporlos (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km NE of Sulangan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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