A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Santo Niño in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 124.2694° East, 11.9445° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000bifr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bifr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 05:21:36 / August 17, 2020 @ 5:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:21:36 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tinaan, Bulan, Kauit. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 19 km W of Santo Niño, Philippines.
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