A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Malinao in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 125.2661 East, latitude 6.6442 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70005ulx. Event ids that are associated: us70005ulx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/19 / 2019-10-16 12:21:01 / October 16, 2019 @ 12:21 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:21:01 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maco, Dalican, La Libertad (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop).
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 seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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