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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Sarangani in Philippines



Earthquake location 4.1779S, 126.6774WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 191 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (119 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 08:28:02 / April 5, 2016 @ 8:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.32 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:28:02 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005fjg. Id of event: us20005fjg. Exact location, longitude 126.6774° East, latitude 4.1779° North, depth = 31.32 km.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 191 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6774° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.1779° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 191km SE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-05 08:28:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 10:37:18 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 340 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 3.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us20005fjg Id of event.
Event Code 20005fjg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005fjg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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