A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Bobon in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.45 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 126.5013° East, 6.7295° North, depth 67.45 km. The temblor was reported at 13:14:42 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004b9j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b9j. Global time and date of event 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 05:14:42 / December 25, 2015 @ 5:14 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuambog, Samal, Pandasan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop).
Every 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 24 km SE of Bobon, Philippines.
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