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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Sarangani in Philippines



Earthquake location 3.4109S, 126.4996WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 248 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines (154 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.62 km (33 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:31:59 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 08:31:59 / January 12, 2016 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fdl. Unique identifier: us10004fdl. Exact location of event, longitude 126.4996 East, latitude 3.4109 North, depth = 52.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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: 248 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4996° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.4109° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 248km SSE 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 2016-01-12 08:31:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 11:48:36 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 259 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 16.792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us10004fdl Id of event.
Event Code 10004fdl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fdl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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