A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Culaman in Philippines on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:02:04 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003le1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003le1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.72 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 12:02:04 / September 23, 2015 @ 12:02 pm. Exact location, longitude 125.6° East, latitude 6.0156° North, depth = 48.72 km.
The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carpenter, La Union, Tuban. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km NW of Culaman, Philippines.
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