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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Payapa in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.9714S, 120.868WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Payapa in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.35 km (92 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 20:54:24 / February 8, 2017 @ 8:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:54:24 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 120.868° East, 13.9714° North, depth 147.35 km. Unique identifier: us20008kxn. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008kxn.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bocaue, Abucay, Loma de Gato (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 3 km SW of Payapa, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.868° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9714° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SW of Payapa, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-08 20:54:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 19:01:05 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 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 9.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us20008kxn Id of event.
Event Code 20008kxn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kxn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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