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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Tandag in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.1056S, 126.3148WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tandag in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, 126.3148° East, 9.1056° North, depth 93.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:49:00 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005c65. Id of event: us10005c65. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.56 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 13:49:00 / April 28, 2016 @ 1:49 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Luis, Talacogon, Bacuag. Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 13 km ENE of Tandag, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3148° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.1056° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ENE of Tandag, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-28 13:49:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 14:03:05 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 326 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 2.149 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us10005c65 Id of event.
Event Code 10005c65 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005c65, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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