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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Gamay in Philippines

Earthquake location 12.4132S, 125.4312WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Gamay in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 17:20:32 / February 19, 2016 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 125.4312° East, 12.4132° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us10004s22. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004s22. The temblor was picked up at 01:20:32 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Catbalogan, Pagsanghan, Borongan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Dolores (c. 9 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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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: 14 km ENE of Gamay, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.4312° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4132° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE of Gamay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-19 17:20:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-16 20:37:51 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 312 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 19.59 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10004s22 Id of event.
Event Code 10004s22 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004s22, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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