A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 197 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (122 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005j2v. Event ids that are associated: us20005j2v. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 23:37:00 / April 16, 2016 @ 11:37 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:37:00 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.573 East, latitude 4.005 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 197 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines.
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