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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Bayabas in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.1077S, 126.4934WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Bayabas in Philippines on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 66.19 km (41 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:47:12 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002y60. Id of event: us20002y60. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/15 / 2015-07-17 17:47:12 / July 17, 2015 @ 5:47 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.4934 East, latitude 9.1077 North, depth = 66.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bislig, Claver, Taligaman (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tagbina (c. 10 700 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 27 km NE of Bayabas, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4934° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.1077° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NE of Bayabas, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-17 17:47:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-17 20:30:09 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 2.218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us20002y60 Id of event.
Event Code 20002y60 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002y60, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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