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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 71 km ENE of San Policarpo, Philippines

Earthquake location 12.4552S, 126.1039WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from San Policarpo in Philippines on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jke. Id of event: us10005jke. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 126.1039 East, latitude 12.4552 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:39:11 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 04:39:11 / May 16, 2016 @ 4:39 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Dolores (c. 9 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Oras (c. 9 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Can-Avid (c. 5 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arteche (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gamay, Can-Avid, Dolores.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 71 km ENE of San Policarpo, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1039° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4552° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km ENE of San Policarpo, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-16 04:39:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-26 00:21:03 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 23.477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10005jke Id of event.
Event Code 10005jke An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jke, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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