A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Claveria in Philippines. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:41:59 / 1:41 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 13:41:59 / August 21, 2020 @ 1:41 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.25 km (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.0526 East, latitude 18.7941 North, depth = 56.25 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bidq. Id of event: us6000bidq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magapit, Aguiguican, Lasam, Magapit (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Magapit, Aguiguican (c. 13 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Magapit (c. 11 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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