A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 01:19:57 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.76 km (28 miles). Event id: us6000d1sk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1sk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 01:19:57 / December 22, 2020 @ 1:19 am. Exact location of earthquake, 125.2729° East, 5.1855° North, depth 44.76 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was General Santos, Buayan, Alabel. Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 32 km SW of Sarangani, Philippines.
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