A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Padada in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 12:59:23 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006x0p. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006x0p. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 04:59:23 / December 21, 2019 @ 4:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 125.3511° East, 6.6339° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuambog, Esperanza, Laguilayan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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