A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 236 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (147 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.9361 East, latitude 3.8534 North, depth = 47.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:38:06 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 47.23 km (29 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 17:38:06 / January 20, 2016 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004uqz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004uqz.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 236 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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