A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 230 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (143 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.8761 East, latitude 3.8727 North, depth = 54.85 km. Id of earthquake: us10004gc3. Event ids that are associated: us10004gc3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 23:29:16 / January 17, 2016 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.85 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:29:16 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 230 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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