A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tamisan in Philippines. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hg5. Id of event: us20008hg5. Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 23:45:47 / January 21, 2017 @ 11:45 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:45:47 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.2859° East, latitude 6.7188° North, depth = 76.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 76.28 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Panabo, San Mariano, Santa Maria (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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