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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Dumingag in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.2882S, 123.3438WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Dumingag in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003nat. Unique identifier: us20003nat. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 123.3438° East, latitude 8.2882° North, depth = 59.89 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.89 km (37 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:53:04 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 11:53:04 / September 23, 2015 @ 11:53 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maria Cristina, Kalawit, Maloh (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Pagadian (c. 186 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Muricay (c. 132 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Dipolog (c. 93 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ozamiz City (c. 93 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lala (c. 61 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Dapitan (c. 50 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Oroquieta (c. 39 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 13 km N of Dumingag, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.3438° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.2882° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km N of Dumingag, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-23 11:53:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-23 12:15:22 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 2.2 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 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 312 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 2.524 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us20003nat Id of event.
Event Code 20003nat An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003nat, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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