A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Santo Niño in Philippines on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 123.9382° East, 13.1234° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:00:07 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 00:00:07 / December 16, 2020 @ 12:00 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000cs75. Event ids that are associated: us7000cs75.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antipolo, Puro, Alegria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Legaspi (c. 179 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Iriga City (c. 94 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Polangui (c. 77 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Libon (c. 68 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tabaco (c. 57 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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