A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Cortes in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 126.5649 East, latitude 9.5273 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:56:51 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/19 / 2019-05-15 14:56:51 / May 15, 2019 @ 2:56 pm. Id of earthquake: us60003r79. Event ids that are associated: us60003r79.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Claver, Aras-asan, Cantilan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tago (c. 6 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Claver (c. 5 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aras-asan (c. 5 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 49 km NE of Cortes, Philippines.
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