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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Banaybanay in Philippines



Earthquake location 13.93S, 121.1022WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Banaybanay in Philippines. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120.46 km (75 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:04:45 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 120.46 km, 121.1022° East, 13.93° North. Id of earthquake: us20004y4f. Event ids that are associated: us20004y4f. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 13:04:45 / February 2, 2016 @ 1:04 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Meycauayan, Rodriguez, Limay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km WSW of Banaybanay, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.1022° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.93° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km WSW of Banaybanay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-02 13:04:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 18:04:03 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 9.067 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us20004y4f Id of event.
Event Code 20004y4f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004y4f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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