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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Tarragona in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.8599S, 126.7221WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Tarragona in Philippines on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.8 km (45 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 23:18:03 / September 23, 2016 @ 11:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:18:03 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006upx. Id of event: us10006upx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.7221° East, latitude 6.8599° North, depth = 71.8 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Magnaga, Kinablangan, Baganga. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km SE of Tarragona, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7221° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8599° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SE of Tarragona, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-23 23:18:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-11 04:27:39 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 1.153 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 116 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 us10006upx Id of event.
Event Code 10006upx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006upx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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