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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Lamitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.9973S, 126.0482WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Lamitan in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.97 km (64 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/15 / 2015-11-21 11:50:48 / November 21, 2015 @ 11:50 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004186. Unique identifier: us10004186. The temblor was picked up at 19:50:48 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.0482 East, latitude 5.9973 North, depth = 102.97 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Maria, Sapu Padidu, Basiawan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 39 km ESE of Lamitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0482° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9973° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km ESE of Lamitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-21 11:50:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-04 13:00:26 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 246 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 1.162 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us10004186 Id of event.
Event Code 10004186 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004186, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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