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



Earthquake location 18.0511S, 120.1637WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Pagsanahan Norte in Philippines on Friday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:51:43 / 9:51 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wud. Unique identifier: us20004wud. Exact location of event, longitude 120.1637 East, latitude 18.0511 North, depth = 32.97 km. Global time and date of event 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 13:51:43 / January 29, 2016 @ 1:51 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.97 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vigan, Pasuquin, Bantay (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km WNW of Pagsanahan Norte, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.1637° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0511° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km WNW of Pagsanahan Norte, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-29 13:51:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 07:31:22 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 5.241 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us20004wud Id of event.
Event Code 20004wud An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wud, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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