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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Libjo in Philippines



Earthquake location 10.1519S, 125.6466WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Libjo in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 12:37:20 / January 30, 2016 @ 12:37 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.82 km (55 miles). Event id: us20004ww3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ww3. Exact location, longitude 125.6466° East, latitude 10.1519° North, depth = 87.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:37:20 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guiuan, Cantilan, Abuyog. Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Abuyog (c. 15 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Bato (c. 10 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km ESE of Libjo, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.6466° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1519° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ESE of Libjo, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-30 12:37:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 09:09:05 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 340 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 3.063 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us20004ww3 Id of event.
Event Code 20004ww3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ww3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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