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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Bobon in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5373S, 126.9737WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Bobon in Philippines on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 126.9737 East, latitude 6.5373 North, depth = 91.82 km. The temblor was detected at 00:38:57 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 16:38:57 / February 18, 2016 @ 4:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 91.82 km (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004qsr. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qsr.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigaboy, La Union, Tibanbang. The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km ESE of Bobon, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.9737° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5373° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km ESE of Bobon, 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 16:38:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 21:37:25 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 354 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 1.482 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us10004qsr Id of event.
Event Code 10004qsr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qsr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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