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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.4336S, 125.8914WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. The epicenter was at a depth of 107.85 km (67 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 125.8914° East, latitude 5.4336° North, depth = 107.85 km. The temblor was detected at 20:06:59 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003j0e. Unique identifier: us20003j0e. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/15 / 2015-09-12 12:06:59 / September 12, 2015 @ 12:06 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alabel, Talagutong, Lun Pequeño (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 47 km E of Sarangani, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.8914° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.4336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km E of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-12 12:06:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-12 12:26:52 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 369 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 1.654 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us20003j0e Id of event.
Event Code 20003j0e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003j0e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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