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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Balatero in Philippines



Earthquake location 13.501S, 120.8883WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Balatero in Philippines. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.37 km (66 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:10:11 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008eal. Unique identifier: us10008eal. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.8883 East, latitude 13.501 North, depth = 106.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 14:10:11 / April 4, 2017 @ 2:10 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Halayhay, San Pedro, Pila (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lucena (c. 228 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 216 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km W of Balatero, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.8883° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.501° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km W of Balatero, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-04 14:10:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-04 15:53:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 326 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 8.599 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 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 us10008eal Id of event.
Event Code 10008eal An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008eal, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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