A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Gumian in Philippines on Monday. Global time and date of event 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 18:14:47 / December 21, 2020 @ 6:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 121.5573° East, latitude 14.7197° North, depth = 36.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:14:47 / 6:14 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d1q5. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d1q5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.17 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Rosa, Ternate, Papaya (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 6 km W of Gumian, Philippines.
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