A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines on Monday. Global time and date of event 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 23:33:43 / February 21, 2016 @ 11:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 203.04 km, 125.6094° East, 5.334° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004sdj. Unique identifier: us10004sdj. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:33:43 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 203.04 km (126 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alabel, Maasin, Lun Pequeño (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines.
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