A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 248 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines (154 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.62 km (33 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:31:59 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 08:31:59 / January 12, 2016 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fdl. Unique identifier: us10004fdl. Exact location of event, longitude 126.4996 East, latitude 3.4109 North, depth = 52.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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. 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: 248 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines.
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