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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.1065S, 126.4438WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Id of earthquake: us10007vsb. Event ids that are associated: us10007vsb. Global time and date of event 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 21:33:23 / January 12, 2017 @ 9:33 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.15 km (14 miles). Exact location, longitude 126.4438° East, latitude 6.1065° North, depth = 22.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:33:23 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caburan, Batobato, Talagutong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4438° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.1065° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SE 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 2017-01-12 21:33:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-29 02:03:03 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 284 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 1.285 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us10007vsb Id of event.
Event Code 10007vsb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vsb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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