A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Talacogon in Philippines on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.63 km (25 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 11:00:51 / February 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am. The temblor was reported at 19:00:51 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 125.8084° East, latitude 8.4231° North, depth = 39.63 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050v7. Id of event: us200050v7.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sumilao, Lunao, Sampao (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mariano (c. 70 500 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Malaybalay (c. 61 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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