A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Balangonan in Philippines on Sunday. Unique identifier: us600085yl. Ids that are associated to the event: us600085yl. The epicenter was at a depth of 196.86 km (122 miles). Exact location, longitude 125.3229° East, latitude 5.5439° North, depth = 196.86 km. The temblor was detected at 20:37:46 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 12:37:46 / February 23, 2020 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kiamba, Polonoling, Talagutong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SW of Balangonan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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