A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 186 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines (116 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:24:17 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.1 km (58 miles). Exact location, longitude 126.2169° East, latitude 3.8933° North, depth = 94.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000h5g7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5g7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 08:24:17 / August 21, 2018 @ 8:24 am.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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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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: 186 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines.
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