A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Santa Maria in Philippines. The temblor was reported at 22:58:43 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.5363 East, latitude 6.5882 North, depth = 79.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000abqp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abqp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.38 km (49 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 14:58:43 / August 22, 2017 @ 2:58 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lopez Jaena, Badak, Santo Niño. Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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