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

Earthquake location 6.6751S, 126.0492WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Sigaboy in Philippines on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 57.88 km (36 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 18:50:01 / March 8, 2017 @ 6:50 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:50:01 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.0492 East, latitude 6.6751 North, depth = 57.88 km. Event id: us20008sgq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sgq.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bansalan, San Mariano, Tagum.

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 seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NW of Sigaboy, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0492° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6751° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NW of Sigaboy, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-08 18:50:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-22 14:44:29 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 0.609 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us20008sgq Id of event.
Event Code 20008sgq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008sgq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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