A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 171 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines (106 miles) on Monday. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 124.7556° East, 4.0206° North, depth 10 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:44:46 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 03:44:46 / December 21, 2020 @ 3:44 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000d5f0. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5f0.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 171 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines.
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