A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from General Luna in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.83 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:35:06 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 47.83 km, 126.3184° East, 9.9202° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 17:35:06 / December 23, 2016 @ 5:35 pm. Unique identifier: us10007mbj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mbj.
The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tago, Mainit, Kitcharao (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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