A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 13:16:35 / March 16, 2016 @ 1:16 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:16:35 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.05 km (32 miles). Unique identifier: us20005asp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005asp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 125.1349 East, latitude 4.6696 North, depth = 52.05 km.
Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sarangani (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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