A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kalbay in Philippines on Sunday. Unique identifier: us1000axm8. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000axm8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 206.46 km (128 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 125.6671° East, 5.7022° North, depth 206.46 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 18:43:06 / October 21, 2017 @ 6:43 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:43:06 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Basiawan, Sulit, Polomolok (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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