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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Lingig in Philippines



Earthquake location 8.0567S, 126.4408WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Lingig in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.4408 East, latitude 8.0567 North, depth = 76.99 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 02:13:07 / September 16, 2015 @ 2:13 am. The temblor was reported at 10:13:07 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003irw. Event ids that are associated: us10003irw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.99 km (48 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tagum, Magatos, Cambanugoy. Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from New Corella (c. 20 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. 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: 3 km ENE of Lingig, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4408° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.0567° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ENE of Lingig, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-16 02:13:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 03:53:03 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 326 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 1.3 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 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 us10003irw Id of event.
Event Code 10003irw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003irw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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