A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Viriato in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:03:55 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 124.4218 East, latitude 12.2984 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 11:03:55 / January 5, 2020 @ 11:03 am. Id of earthquake: us600079at. Event ids that are associated: us600079at. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gamay, Rizal, Bacon (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop).
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km E of Viriato, Philippines.
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