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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Sarangani in Philippines



Earthquake location 3.8727S, 126.8761WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 230 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (143 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.8761 East, latitude 3.8727 North, depth = 54.85 km. Id of earthquake: us10004gc3. Event ids that are associated: us10004gc3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 23:29:16 / January 17, 2016 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.85 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:29:16 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 230 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8761° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.8727° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 230km SE 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 2016-01-17 23:29:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 05:46:34 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 326 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 3.118 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us10004gc3 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gc3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gc3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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