A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Saturday. Event id: us6000d6z4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6z4. Exact location, longitude 126.1615° East, latitude 6.0934° North, depth = 126.42 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 126.42 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 06:25:36 / January 9, 2021 @ 6:25 am. The temblor was reported at 06:25:36 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Maria, Lupon, Basiawan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km S of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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