A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Exact location of event, longitude 125.3898 East, latitude 5.1076 North, depth = 35 km. Event id: us6000d40z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d40z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:45:12 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 16:45:12 / December 29, 2020 @ 4:45 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malapatan, Caburan, Maasin (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Maasin (c. 5 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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