A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Jose de Buan in Philippines on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 125.0465 East, latitude 12.0214 North, depth = 80.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:37:45 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d35z. Id of event: us7000d35z. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.23 km (50 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 22:37:45 / January 16, 2021 @ 10:37 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palo, Leyte, Alangalang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop).
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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 4 km SE of San Jose de Buan, Philippines.
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