A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from General Luna in Philippines on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 20:37:50 / February 8, 2019 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:37:50 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 126.3142° East, 9.8315° North, depth 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jfgl. Unique identifier: us2000jfgl.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loreto, Mainit, Kitcharao. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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