A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Exact location of event, longitude 125.2608 East, latitude 5.025 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 00:16:33 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cs76. Unique identifier: us7000cs76. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 00:16:33 / December 16, 2020 @ 12:16 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Glan, Baliton, Pangyan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pangyan (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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