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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Cagdianao in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.9076S, 125.7257WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Cagdianao in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 125.7257° East, latitude 9.9076° North, depth = 90.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.89 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:39:42 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 19:39:42 / January 12, 2017 @ 7:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007vs8. Unique identifier: us10007vs8.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sogod, Cabadbaran, Tubay (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sogod (c. 8 300 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km ESE of Cagdianao, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.7257° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.9076° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ESE of Cagdianao, 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 19:39:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-09 14:28:39 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 2.823 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10007vs8 Id of event.
Event Code 10007vs8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vs8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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