A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 17:18:17 / December 29, 2020 @ 5:18 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6qc. Id of event: us6000d6qc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.16 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:18:17 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 125.388 East, latitude 5.1315 North, depth = 54.16 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caburan, Maasin, Sapu Padidu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Maasin (c. 5 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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