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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Busilak in Philippines

Earthquake location 16.448S, 121.0433WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Busilak in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0433 East, latitude 16.448 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:16:10 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005bt0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bt0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 20:16:10 / March 19, 2016 @ 8:16 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guimba, Minante Segundo, Nagsaing (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santiago (c. 108 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Manaoag (c. 59 100 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km WSW of Busilak, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0433° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.448° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WSW of Busilak, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-19 20:16:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-08 21:53:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 6.336 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us20005bt0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005bt0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bt0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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