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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Masbate in Philippines

Earthquake location 12.411S, 123.6619WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Masbate in Philippines. Unique identifier: us10004qt7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qt7. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:49:22 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 123.6619° East, latitude 12.411° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 17:49:22 / February 18, 2016 @ 5:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bonga, Pantao, Libog (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Legaspi (c. 179 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tagas (c. 15 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bigaa (c. 14 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Each 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 eight 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 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: 6 km NE of Masbate, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6619° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NE of Masbate, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-18 17:49:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 18:48:06 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 5.633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us10004qt7 Id of event.
Event Code 10004qt7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qt7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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