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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Callaguip in Philippines



Earthquake location 18.0673S, 120.1431WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Callaguip in Philippines on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.73 km (12 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:05:19 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004qjq. Unique identifier: us10004qjq. Exact location of event, longitude 120.1431 East, latitude 18.0673 North, depth = 19.73 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 23:05:19 / February 14, 2016 @ 11:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vigan, Bantay, Dingras. Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km W of Callaguip, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.1431° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0673° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km W of Callaguip, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-14 23:05:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 06:05:30 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 4.015 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us10004qjq Id of event.
Event Code 10004qjq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qjq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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