A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Aras-asan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:39:42 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003mir. Id of event: us70003mir. Exact location, longitude 126.9943° East, latitude 8.8423° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/19 / 2019-05-09 00:39:42 / May 9, 2019 @ 12:39 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Hinatuan (c. 10 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tago (c. 6 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aras-asan (c. 5 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tandag, Hinatuan, Tago (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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