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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.4101S, 125.6075WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/11/15 / 2015-11-07 12:29:14 / November 7, 2015 @ 12:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003vjk. Unique identifier: us10003vjk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 131.5 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:29:14 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 125.6075° East, latitude 5.4101° North, depth = 131.5 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Silway 7, Conel, Talagutong.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km E of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.6075° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.4101° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 131.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km 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 2015-11-07 12:29:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-07 12:47:31 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 1.649 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us10003vjk Id of event.
Event Code 10003vjk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003vjk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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