A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Pawican in Philippines on Tuesday. Event id: us7000bclm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bclm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:23:01 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 124.0724 East, latitude 12.1007 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 00:23:01 / August 18, 2020 @ 12:23 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Gubat (c. 14 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kampokpok, Catbalogan, Daanbantayan.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 11 km ENE of Pawican, Philippines.
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