A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 12:38:03 / January 3, 2020 @ 12:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.6604 East, latitude 4.7914 North, depth = 118.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.43 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:38:03 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000714n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000714n.
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sarangani (min 5000 pop). 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 71 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines.
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