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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Cogan in Philippines



Earthquake location 10.5857S, 123.9879WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Cogan in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008vad. Unique identifier: us20008vad. The temblor was reported at 03:43:48 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.07 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 123.9879° East, 10.5857° North, depth 51.07 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 19:43:48 / March 20, 2017 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Cebu City (c. 798 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Lapu-Lapu City (c. 350 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mandaue City (c. 331 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Toledo (c. 156 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Talisay (c. 133 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bato, Luna, Kananya (min 5000 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km WSW of Cogan, 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 123.9879° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.5857° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WSW of Cogan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-20 19:43:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-10 16:39:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 24.334 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us20008vad Id of event.
Event Code 20008vad An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008vad, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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