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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Santa Monica in Philippines



Earthquake location 10.0124S, 125.9948WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.9948 East, latitude 10.0124 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 13:29:25 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008k53. Event ids that are associated: us20008k53. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 05:29:25 / February 16, 2017 @ 5:29 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitcharao, Alegria, Cantilan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 4 km W of Santa Monica, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9948° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.0124° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km W of Santa Monica, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-16 05:29:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-11 12:03:50 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 2.952 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us20008k53 Id of event.
Event Code 20008k53 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008k53, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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