A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. The temblor was picked up at 22:12:09 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 14:12:09 / August 28, 2018 @ 2:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 137.93 km, 126.1792° East, 5.3451° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000giwp. Unique identifier: us1000giwp. The epicenter was at a depth of 137.93 km (86 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caburan, Sarangani (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km E of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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