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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 152 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines



Earthquake location 5.6532S, 127.3592WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 152 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines (94 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:04:55 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 127.3592 East, latitude 5.6532 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10008hbx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hbx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 17:04:55 / April 13, 2017 @ 5:04 pm.

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

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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. 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: 152 km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.3592° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.6532° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 152km ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-13 17:04:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-13 17:41:30 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 369 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 2.26 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us10008hbx Id of event.
Event Code 10008hbx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hbx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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