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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Cagwait in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.0211S, 126.6921WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Cagwait in Philippines on Friday. The temblor was detected at 22:20:06 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 79.12 km, 126.6921° East, 9.0211° North. Id of earthquake: us20002y58. Event ids that are associated: us20002y58. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.12 km (49 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/15 / 2015-07-17 14:20:06 / July 17, 2015 @ 2:20 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bislig, Patin-ay, San Francisco (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tagbina (c. 10 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hinatuan (c. 10 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km ENE of Cagwait, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6921° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.0211° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km ENE of Cagwait, 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 14:20:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-17 14:33:20 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 2.23 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 121 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 us20002y58 Id of event.
Event Code 20002y58 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002y58, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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