A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.53 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 21:54:47 / October 7, 2018 @ 9:54 pm. Unique identifier: us1000h8in. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h8in. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2615 East, latitude 9.4591 North, depth = 61.53 km. The temblor was detected at 05:54:47 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bah-Bah, Libertad, Butuan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km NNE of Cortes, Philippines.
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