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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Cortes in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.4611S, 126.1465WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. Id of earthquake: us20005zcn. Event ids that are associated: us20005zcn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.1465° East, latitude 9.4611° North, depth = 59.12 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:32:15 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 11:32:15 / May 31, 2016 @ 11:32 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.12 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lianga, Libertad, Bayugan.

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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km NNW of Cortes, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1465° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4611° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNW of Cortes, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-31 11:32:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-31 12:41:40 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 312 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 2.441 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 113 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 us20005zcn Id of event.
Event Code 20005zcn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005zcn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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