A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Basco in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 13:42:36 / December 19, 2020 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 179.51 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000csfl. Unique identifier: us7000csfl. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:42:36 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.1485 East, latitude 20.9077 North, depth = 179.51 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basco (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Basco (c. 7 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 54 km NNE of Basco, Philippines.
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