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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Pondaguitan in Philippines



Earthquake location 5.3631S, 127.7041WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 201 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines (125 miles) on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:19:46 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008iw5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iw5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.37 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude 127.7041° East, latitude 5.3631° North, depth = 35.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 20:19:46 / January 27, 2017 @ 8:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 201 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.7041° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.3631° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 201km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-27 20:19:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-18 23:18:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 284 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 2.708 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us20008iw5 Id of event.
Event Code 20008iw5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008iw5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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