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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near San Isidro in Philippines



Earthquake location 10.0338S, 126.2683WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from San Isidro in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2683 East, latitude 10.0338 North, depth = 48.41 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mbk. Id of event: us10007mbk. The temblor was picked up at 02:17:00 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.41 km (30 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 18:17:00 / December 23, 2016 @ 6:17 pm.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kitcharao (c. 7 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitcharao, Mainit, Alegria (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty 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.

Questions or comments?

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: 21 km E of San Isidro, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2683° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.0338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km E of San Isidro, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 18:17:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 22:29:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 354 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 3.023 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 50 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 us10007mbk Id of event.
Event Code 10007mbk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mbk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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