A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from San Nicolas in Philippines on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 119.5216° East, latitude 14.825° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 12:01:55 / May 6, 2020 @ 12:01 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70009fek. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009fek. The temblor was reported at 12:01:55 / 12:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Olongapo (c. 221 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Subic (c. 67 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Antonio (c. 34 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Masinloc (c. 28 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Castillejos (c. 27 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Iba (c. 26 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masinloc, Olongapo, Morong.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 61 km WSW of San Nicolas, Philippines.
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