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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Lingig in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.0879S, 126.3649WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Lingig in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.01 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.3649 East, latitude 8.0879 North, depth = 123.01 km. The temblor was detected at 19:00:47 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 11:00:47 / April 6, 2016 @ 11:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005iaa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iaa.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aras-asan, Gupitan, New Corella (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from New Corella (c. 20 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Mariano (c. 18 700 pop).

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

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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: 7 km NW of Lingig, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3649° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.0879° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Lingig, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-06 11:00:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-05 10:08:24 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 246 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 1.276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us20005iaa Id of event.
Event Code 20005iaa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iaa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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