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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near San Ignacio in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.7542S, 127.0796WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from San Ignacio in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008kh9. Event ids that are associated: us20008kh9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 15:07:55 / February 5, 2017 @ 3:07 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:07:55 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 127.0796° East, latitude 6.7542° North, depth = 74.34 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74.34 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manay, San Ignacio. Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 76 km ESE of San Ignacio, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.0796° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7542° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km ESE 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 2017-02-05 15:07:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-27 16:01:06 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 1.522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us20008kh9 Id of event.
Event Code 20008kh9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kh9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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