A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 99 km ESE of Sulangan, Philippines (62 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 16:35:04 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 08:35:04 / January 31, 2016 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004x1m. Unique identifier: us20004x1m. Exact location of event, longitude 126.6932 East, latitude 10.6752 North, depth = 17.79 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.79 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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.
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