A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cortes in Philippines on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.36 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 05:08:33 / February 16, 2019 @ 5:08 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:08:33 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000jpjz. Event ids that are associated: us2000jpjz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.1215 East, latitude 9.3606 North, depth = 101.36 km.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Francisco, Patin-ay, Esperanza (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km NW of Cortes, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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