A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 240 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (149 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.9311 East, latitude 3.7994 North, depth = 45.22 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:23:34 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004g6a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g6a. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.22 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 20:23:34 / January 21, 2016 @ 8:23 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 240 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines.
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