A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Santo Niño in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 124.2718° East, latitude 11.9316° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000bclx. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bclx. Global time and date of event 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 09:20:20 / August 18, 2020 @ 9:20 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:20:20 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Medellin, Tinaan, Bulan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days nineteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 19 km W of Santo Niño, Philippines.
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