A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Palimbang in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008gv9. Event ids that are associated: us70008gv9. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:57:59 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 123.9937° East, latitude 6.1129° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 03:57:59 / March 12, 2020 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Isulan (c. 31 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Surallah (c. 31 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Laguilayan (c. 17 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Maganoy (c. 17 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kalamansig (c. 12 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maganoy, Lambo, Bañga (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km WSW of Palimbang, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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