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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Bato in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.6183S, 123.6078WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Bato in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 123.6078 East, latitude 8.6183 North, depth = 8.54 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.54 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 20:14:29 / March 22, 2016 @ 8:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005c9t. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005c9t. The temblor was detected at 04:14:29 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Mantampay (c. 265 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pagadian (c. 186 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Muricay (c. 132 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Dumaguete (c. 113 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Dipolog (c. 93 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ozamiz City (c. 93 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caromatan, Rogongon, Pagadian (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 4 km WNW of Bato, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.6078° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6183° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km WNW of Bato, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-22 20:14:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-24 17:31:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 2.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us20005c9t Id of event.
Event Code 20005c9t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005c9t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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