A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Claveria in Philippines on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bqix. Unique identifier: us7000bqix. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:47:20 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 17:47:20 / September 20, 2020 @ 5:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 121.0371° East, latitude 18.6675° North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Magapit, Aguiguican (c. 13 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Magapit (c. 11 200 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magapit, Aguiguican, Lasam, Magapit (min 5000 pop).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km NW of Claveria, Philippines.
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