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Earthquake: M 4.8 quake strikes near Tobuan in Philippines

Earthquake location 16.0169S, 120.094WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (mg/mb) has striked on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tobuan in Philippines. The temblor was reported at 01:06:42 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 69.76 km (43 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-16 05:06:42 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 120.094 East, latitude 16.0169 North, depth 69.76 km.

Close countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Mabalacat City (c. 188 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tarlac City (c. 183 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop).

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.094° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0169° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSW of Tobuan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-16 17:06:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-16 22:49:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 355 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources us A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.828 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000t7e2 Id of event.
Event Code c000t7e2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000t7e2 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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