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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Calaca in Philippines



Earthquake location 13.9153S, 120.7976WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Calaca in Philippines on Friday. Unique identifier: us20008sij. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sij. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.15 km (127 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:28:35 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 120.7976° East, latitude 13.9153° North, depth = 205.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 17:28:35 / March 16, 2017 @ 5:28 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lambakin, Meycauayan, Sampaloc (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 75 km (47 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 2 km SW of Calaca, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.7976° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9153° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 205.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SW of Calaca, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-16 17:28:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-16 19:18:52 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 8.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us20008sij Id of event.
Event Code 20008sij An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008sij, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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