A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.74 km (51 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000705x. Id of event: us7000705x. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:18:58 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 13:18:58 / December 30, 2019 @ 1:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 126.4134 East, latitude 6.4679 North, depth = 81.74 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malita, Talagutong, Manay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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