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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Caburan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.7228S, 125.8508WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Caburan in Philippines on Saturday. Global time and date of event 23/07/16 / 2016-07-23 07:54:15 / July 23, 2016 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. 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 107.27 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 125.8508 East, latitude 5.7228 North, depth = 107.27 km. Event id: us20006i3m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006i3m. The temblor was picked up at 15:54:15 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Conel, Maluñgun, General Santos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km SE of Caburan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.8508° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.7228° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SE of Caburan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-23 07:54:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-17 06:52:15 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 271 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 1.365 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us20006i3m Id of event.
Event Code 20006i3m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006i3m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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