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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Pondaguitan in Philippines



Earthquake location 6.0571S, 126.7708WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 73 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines (45 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.72 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100086sx. Event ids that are associated: us100086sx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7708 East, latitude 6.0571 North, depth = 79.72 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:27:51 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 18:27:51 / February 24, 2017 @ 6:27 pm.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7708° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.0571° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2017-02-24 18:27:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-08 22:05:36 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 1.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us100086sx Id of event.
Event Code 100086sx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086sx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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