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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.1645S, 126.5681WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 126.5681° East, latitude 6.1645° North, depth = 32.56 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.56 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:00:08 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 08:00:08 / December 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am. Event id: us10007mlt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mlt.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mati, Batobato, La Union (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 48 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5681° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.1645° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-25 08:00:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-25 08:28:49 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 1.331 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us10007mlt Id of event.
Event Code 10007mlt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mlt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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