A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 15:52:57 / January 19, 2019 @ 3:52 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jbzz. Id of event: us2000jbzz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.78 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 126.1728° East, latitude 5.9915° North, depth = 86.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:52:57 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malapatan, Basiawan, Batobato. Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Tibanbang (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 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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