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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.9289S, 126.1694WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 121.28 km, 126.1694° East, 5.9289° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 19:13:51 / December 20, 2015 @ 7:13 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: us1000492k. Unique identifier: us1000492k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.28 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:13:51 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Suyan (c. 7 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Suyan, La Union, Malita (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 47 km S of Pondaguitan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1694° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9289° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km S of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-20 19:13:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 17:09:18 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 1.276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us1000492k Id of event.
Event Code 1000492k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000492k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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