A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Lumatil in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 124.8638 East, latitude 5.6191 North, depth = 61.04 km. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 06:06:48 / December 16, 2020 @ 6:06 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000crgl. Unique identifier: us7000crgl. The temblor was detected at 06:06:48 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.04 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Surallah (c. 31 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carpenter, Santo Niño, Caburan (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 28 km S of Lumatil, Philippines.
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