A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 217 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (135 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.6794° East, latitude 3.8585° North, depth = 85.9 km. The temblor was detected at 00:30:23 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 00:30:23 / February 18, 2021 @ 12:30 am. Unique identifier: us6000dkp4. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkp4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.9 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 217 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines.
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