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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Calanasan in Philippines

Earthquake location 18.3405S, 121.0739WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Calanasan in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.0739° East, 18.3405° North, depth 42.9 km. Unique identifier: us20005dvv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005dvv. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:25:18 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.9 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/16 / 2016-03-27 00:25:18 / March 27, 2016 @ 12:25 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabugao, Piat, Magapit, Aguiguican (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Magapit, Aguiguican (c. 13 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Magapit (c. 11 200 pop).

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

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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. 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: 10 km NNE of Calanasan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0739° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3405° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNE of Calanasan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-27 00:25:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-23 04:14:15 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 4.454 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us20005dvv Id of event.
Event Code 20005dvv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dvv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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