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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near San Ignacio in Philippines



Earthquake location 6.8431S, 126.9001WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from San Ignacio in Philippines on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.94 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:52:07 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.9001 East, latitude 6.8431 North, depth = 78.94 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ih6. Unique identifier: us20008ih6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 18:52:07 / January 24, 2017 @ 6:52 pm.

The epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigaboy, La Union, Tibanbang. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 54 km SE of San Ignacio, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.9001° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8431° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SE of San Ignacio, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-24 18:52:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 19:55:27 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 312 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 1.33 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us20008ih6 Id of event.
Event Code 20008ih6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ih6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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