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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Del Carmen in Philippines



Earthquake location 9.9585S, 125.8842WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Del Carmen in Philippines on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:59:13 / 3:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.8842 East, latitude 9.9585 North, depth = 49.34 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 07:59:13 / February 16, 2016 @ 7:59 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.34 km (31 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004r18. Event ids that are associated: us10004r18.

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cantilan, Kitcharao, Alegria. The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NW of Del Carmen, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.8842° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.9585° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NW of Del Carmen, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-16 07:59:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-27 09:20:18 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 259 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 25.63 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us10004r18 Id of event.
Event Code 10004r18 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004r18, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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