A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.1616 East, latitude 6.1395 North, depth = 33.67 km. Global time and date of event 28/12/15 / 2015-12-28 01:31:17 / December 28, 2015 @ 1:31 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 09:31:17 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.67 km (21 miles). Event id: us10004a0m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004a0m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lun Pequeño, Alabel, Mati (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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