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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Sarangani in Philippines



Earthquake location 3.4859S, 126.2017WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 227 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines (141 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 145.25 km, 126.2017° East, 3.4859° North. Unique identifier: us10004gk6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gk6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 02:08:03 / January 23, 2016 @ 2:08 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:08:03 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 145.25 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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. 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: 227 km SSE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2017° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.4859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 227km 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 2016-01-23 02:08:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 02:59:41 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 2.936 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us10004gk6 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gk6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gk6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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