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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Mindanao, Philippines

Earthquake location 5.9587S, 126.4802WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Mindanao, Philippines kilometers (0 miles) from Mindanao, Philippines on Monday. Exact location, longitude 126.4802° East, latitude 5.9587° North, depth = 99.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 15:25:14 / February 8, 2016 @ 3:25 pm. Id of earthquake: us20004yqr. Event ids that are associated: us20004yqr. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:25:14 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.75 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Talagutong, La Union, Caburan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop).

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 fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: Mindanao, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4802° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9587° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Mindanao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-08 15:25:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-08 16:45:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 1.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us20004yqr Id of event.
Event Code 20004yqr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yqr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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