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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Tamisan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.7188S, 126.2859WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tamisan in Philippines. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hg5. Id of event: us20008hg5. Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 23:45:47 / January 21, 2017 @ 11:45 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:45:47 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.2859° East, latitude 6.7188° North, depth = 76.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 76.28 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Panabo, San Mariano, Santa Maria (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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: 13 km S of Tamisan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2859° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7188° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S of Tamisan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-21 23:45:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 04:48:31 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 271 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 0.783 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us20008hg5 Id of event.
Event Code 20008hg5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hg5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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