A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 126.5681° East, latitude 6.1645° North, depth = 32.56 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.56 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:00:08 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 08:00:08 / December 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am. Event id: us10007mlt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mlt.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mati, Batobato, La Union (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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