A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Paluan in Philippines on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us60007k5a. Event ids that are associated: us60007k5a. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:16:38 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 02:16:38 / January 18, 2020 @ 2:16 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.4441 East, latitude 13.3423 North, depth = 35 km.
Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Laurel, Aga, Victoria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Balayan (c. 50 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taal (c. 39 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Pascual (c. 39 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Sablayan (c. 38 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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