A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.4344 East, latitude 5.4785 North, depth = 170.24 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j327. Id of event: us2000j327. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:07:36 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/18 / 2018-12-25 16:07:36 / December 25, 2018 @ 4:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 170.24 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sulit, Malandag, Polomolok (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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: 8 km NNW of Sarangani, Philippines.
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