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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Santa Maria in Philippines



Earthquake location 7.947S, 126.4746WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santa Maria in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 00:28:42 / February 12, 2016 @ 12:28 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050kx. Id of event: us200050kx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95.11 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 126.4746° East, 7.947° North, depth 95.11 km. The temblor was reported at 08:28:42 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (21 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from New Corella (c. 20 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Mariano (c. 18 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cambanugoy, Patin-ay, San Francisco.

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

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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. 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: 5 km SSE of Santa Maria, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4746° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.947° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSE of Santa Maria, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-12 00:28:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-27 23:14:12 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 1.244 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us200050kx Id of event.
Event Code 200050kx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050kx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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