A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:39:45 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.3208 East, latitude 6.4829 North, depth = 83.07 km. Unique identifier: us60006rfb. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006rfb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 06:39:45 / December 14, 2019 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.07 km (52 miles).
Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caburan, Samal, Santa Maria.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 20 km NE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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