A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 121 km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 15:39:07 / February 22, 2020 @ 3:39 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:39:07 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7476 East, latitude 5.4246 North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007usq. Unique identifier: us70007usq.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 121 km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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