A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Bual in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 124.9783 East, latitude 6.8161 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:56:20 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 10:56:20 / October 18, 2019 @ 10:56 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005ve0. Unique identifier: us70005ve0.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cotabato (c. 179 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jose, Quezon, Wao (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km ENE of Bual, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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