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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near San Ignacio in Philippines

Earthquake location 7.0503S, 126.5969WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from San Ignacio in Philippines. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004t0d. Id of event: us10004t0d. The temblor was picked up at 03:51:05 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.92 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 126.5969° East, 7.0503° North, depth 100.92 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 19:51:05 / February 26, 2016 @ 7:51 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corocotan, Samal, Montevista (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Mariano (c. 18 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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 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: 14 km ESE of San Ignacio, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5969° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.0503° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ESE of San Ignacio, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-26 19:51:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 20:06:05 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 6.284 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 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 us10004t0d Id of event.
Event Code 10004t0d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004t0d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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