A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Matanao in Philippines on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 19:50:35 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 125.1692 East, latitude 6.6695 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 11:50:35 / October 20, 2019 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70005wb8. Event ids that are associated: us70005wb8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabayangan, Batobato, Maitum.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 9 km W of Matanao, Philippines.
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