A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Kalbay in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, 125.5017° East, 5.6983° North, depth 190.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 190.43 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dyf. Unique identifier: us10004dyf. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:48:41 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 07:48:41 / January 13, 2016 @ 7:48 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kiamba, Kipalbig, Sulop. Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km S of Kalbay, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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