Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Mabua in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.8335S, 125.3807WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Mabua in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 35.26 km, 125.3807° East, 9.8335° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ken. Unique identifier: us20008ken. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 09:18:29 / February 17, 2017 @ 9:18 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.26 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:18:29 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mambajao, Nasipit, Buenavista. Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Buenavista (c. 18 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Mambajao (c. 10 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bato (c. 10 000 pop).

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 six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km WNW of Mabua, Philippines.

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3807° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WNW of Mabua, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-17 09:18:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 10:24:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 340 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 2.753 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us20008ken Id of event.
Event Code 20008ken An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ken, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply