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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Salvacion in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.8395S, 126.1072WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Salvacion in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77.73 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 09:39:06 / September 20, 2015 @ 9:39 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:39:06 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003key. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003key. Exact location of event, depth 77.73 km, 126.1072° East, 8.8395° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Claver, Alegria, Nasipit (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km NW of Salvacion, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1072° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.8395° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NW of Salvacion, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-20 09:39:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-06 07:51:54 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 284 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 1.834 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us10003key Id of event.
Event Code 10003key An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003key, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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