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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 48 km ENE of Jomalig, Philippines



Earthquake location 14.8397S, 122.8027WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Jomalig in Philippines on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 09:45:39 / March 16, 2016 @ 9:45 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005asi. Unique identifier: us20005asi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:45:39 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 122.8027° East, latitude 14.8397° North, depth = 42.98 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.98 km (27 miles).

The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Daet (c. 78 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Jose Pañganiban (c. 21 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Labo (c. 18 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mercedes (c. 17 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Elena (c. 14 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vinzons (c. 13 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basud, Santa Elena, Mercedes. Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 48 km ENE of Jomalig, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.8027° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.8397° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km ENE of Jomalig, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-16 09:45:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-10 07:09:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 285 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 1.95 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us20005asi Id of event.
Event Code 20005asi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005asi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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