A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 00:29:16 / December 26, 2015 @ 12:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 125.7709° East, latitude 5.261° North, depth = 89.42 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:29:16 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.42 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004bgr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bgr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pangyan (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malapatan, Sapu Padidu, Glan.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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