A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:30:54 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000crj1. Event ids that are associated: us7000crj1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.96 km (13 miles). Exact location of event, depth 20.96 km, 125.3305° East, 5.2422° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 10:30:54 / December 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katangawan, General Santos, Buayan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SW of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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