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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 69 km SE of Baras, Philippines

Earthquake location 13.2981S, 124.8973WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Baras in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 124.8973° East, latitude 13.2981° North, depth = 26.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.44 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:28:03 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 15:28:03 / March 13, 2016 @ 3:28 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20005ag4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ag4.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Virac (c. 15 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Palapag (c. 8 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Calatagan (c. 7 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mondragon (c. 5 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mondragon, Palapag, Laoang.

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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 69 km SE of Baras, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.8973° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km SE of Baras, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-13 15:28:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-10 19:39:26 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 34.163 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us20005ag4 Id of event.
Event Code 20005ag4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ag4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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