A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:45:18 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000dcvt. Event ids that are associated: us6000dcvt. Exact location of event, longitude 125.4336 East, latitude 5.2744 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 21:45:18 / January 21, 2021 @ 9:45 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suyan, Lun Pequeño, Maasin (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 14 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines.
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