A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, Samar, Philippines kilometers (0 miles) from Samar, Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600050b1. Event ids that are associated: us600050b1. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:10:56 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.38 km (28 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 125.168° East, 12.8313° North, depth 44.38 km. Global time and date of event 03/08/19 / 2019-08-03 21:10:56 / August 3, 2019 @ 9:10 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Dolores (c. 9 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Oras (c. 9 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Palapag (c. 8 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Allen, Can-Avid, Dolores.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: Samar, Philippines.
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