A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006w6y. Unique identifier: us70006w6y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.62 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude 125.3487° East, latitude 5.1459° North, depth = 43.62 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 04:11:46 / January 8, 2020 @ 4:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:11:46 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suyan, Lun Pequeño, Malapatan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Suyan (c. 7 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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