A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Santiago in Philippines on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:27:43 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.0272 East, latitude 7.2454 North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000j98x. Unique identifier: us1000j98x. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/19 / 2019-03-01 09:27:43 / March 1, 2019 @ 9:27 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mati, Cateel, Taytayan. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taytayan (c. 6 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Cateel (c. 6 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kinablangan (c. 5 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km E of Santiago, Philippines.
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