A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Samar, Philippines kilometers (0 miles) from Samar, Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60008c8m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008c8m. The temblor was reported at 23:39:08 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 23:39:08 / March 8, 2020 @ 11:39 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 125.5543 East, latitude 11.8517 North, depth = 35 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanauan, Laoang, Palo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tanauan (c. 16 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: Samar, Philippines.
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