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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Mat-i in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.6874S, 125.4423WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Mat-i in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008lrw. Unique identifier: us20008lrw. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 11:14:45 / February 13, 2017 @ 11:14 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.51 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:14:45 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 125.4423° East, 9.6874° North, depth 58.51 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Medina, Mambajao, Sogod. The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Buenavista (c. 18 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 6 km SSW of Mat-i, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.4423° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.6874° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSW of Mat-i, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-13 11:14:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 13:42:00 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 326 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 2.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us20008lrw Id of event.
Event Code 20008lrw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008lrw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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