A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 225 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines (140 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:23:18 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.18 km (65 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.5537 East, latitude 4.858 North, depth = 104.18 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 15:23:18 / August 25, 2020 @ 3:23 pm. Event id: us7000bfay. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bfay.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 225 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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