A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. 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: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 12:40:50 / January 30, 2017 @ 12:40 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:40:50 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.99 km (50 miles). Exact location, longitude 125.9225° East, latitude 5.3237° North, depth = 79.99 km. Id of earthquake: us20008jn6. Event ids that are associated: us20008jn6.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baliton, Pangyan, Caburan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pangyan (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 51 km E of Sarangani, Philippines.
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