A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Palimbang in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 123.8398° East, latitude 5.9144° North, depth = 537.65 km. The temblor was reported at 03:11:58 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bf24. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bf24. The epicenter was at a depth of 537.65 km (334 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 03:11:58 / August 15, 2020 @ 3:11 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kiamba, Puloypuloy, Kalamansig (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Kalamansig (c. 12 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kiamba (c. 11 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Maitum (c. 8 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bantogon (c. 5 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puloypuloy (c. 5 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km SW of Palimbang, Philippines.
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