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



Earthquake location 3.8534S, 126.9361WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 236 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (147 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.9361 East, latitude 3.8534 North, depth = 47.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:38:06 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 47.23 km (29 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 17:38:06 / January 20, 2016 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004uqz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004uqz.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 236 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.9361° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.8534° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 236km 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 2016-01-20 17:38:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 21:01:55 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 3.091 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us20004uqz Id of event.
Event Code 20004uqz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004uqz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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