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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Nueva Era in Philippines

Earthquake location 17.8628S, 120.6612WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Nueva Era in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/15 / 2015-07-05 13:12:40 / July 5, 2015 @ 1:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:12:40 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.6612 East, latitude 17.8628 North, depth = 4.46 km. Unique identifier: us10002nij. Ids that are associated to the event: us10002nij. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.46 km (3 miles).

Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tabuk (c. 27 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Candon (c. 11 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Suyo (c. 10 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suyo, Tabuk, Claveria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km S of Nueva Era, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6612° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8628° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km S of Nueva Era, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-05 13:12:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-05 14:32:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0 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 354 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 4.945 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10002nij Id of event.
Event Code 10002nij An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002nij, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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