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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Pilar in Philippines

Earthquake location 17.3845S, 120.6206WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Pilar in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.6206 East, latitude 17.3845 North, depth = 74.21 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:57:33 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005jgt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jgt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74.21 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 23:57:33 / May 23, 2016 @ 11:57 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bauang, Bacarra, Paringao (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SE of Pilar, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6206° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3845° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE of Pilar, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-23 23:57:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 00:11:24 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 354 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 5.422 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us10005jgt Id of event.
Event Code 10005jgt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jgt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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