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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 3.7877S, 126.9181WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 240 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (149 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 15:19:12 / January 22, 2016 @ 3:19 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v2u. Id of event: us20004v2u. Exact location of earthquake, 126.9181° East, 3.7877° North, depth 70.68 km. The temblor was reported at 23:19:12 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.68 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 240 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.9181° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.7877° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 240km 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 2016-01-22 15:19:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 21:03:22 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 271 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 3.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us20004v2u Id of event.
Event Code 20004v2u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004v2u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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