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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Surigao in Philippines



Earthquake location 9.8341S, 125.5406WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Surigao in Philippines on Saturday. Global time and date of event 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 09:11:05 / February 11, 2017 @ 9:11 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008j5p. Event ids that are associated: us20008j5p. 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 52.84 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 125.5406° East, 9.8341° North, depth 52.84 km. The temblor was reported at 17:11:05 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Buenavista (c. 18 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nasipit, Libertad, Bato (min 5000 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 7 km NE of Surigao, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.5406° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NE of Surigao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-11 09:11:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-11 09:41:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 355 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 2.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us20008j5p Id of event.
Event Code 20008j5p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008j5p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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