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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Tamisan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.584S, 126.448WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Tamisan in Philippines. Event id: us10006s9c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s9c. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:21:52 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 126.448° East, 6.584° North, depth 74.86 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 06:21:52 / September 24, 2016 @ 6:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.86 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malita, Talagutong, Magnaga. Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 33 km SSE of Tamisan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.448° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.584° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SSE of Tamisan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-24 06:21:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 06:37:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.988 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10006s9c Id of event.
Event Code 10006s9c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006s9c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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