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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.334S, 125.6094WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines on Monday. Global time and date of event 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 23:33:43 / February 21, 2016 @ 11:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 203.04 km, 125.6094° East, 5.334° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004sdj. Unique identifier: us10004sdj. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:33:43 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 203.04 km (126 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alabel, Maasin, Lun Pequeño (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.6094° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 203.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-21 23:33:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-06 06:20:29 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 1.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10004sdj Id of event.
Event Code 10004sdj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004sdj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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