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

Earthquake location 9.0615S, 126.3149WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tago in Philippines on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.96 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:21:47 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008hts. Event ids that are associated: us10008hts. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 07:21:47 / April 15, 2017 @ 7:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 126.3149° East, 9.0615° North, depth 74.96 km.

Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bacuag, Bislig, Alegria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km ENE of Tago, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3149° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.0615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ENE of Tago, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-15 07:21:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 07:43:27 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 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 2.108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us10008hts Id of event.
Event Code 10008hts An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hts, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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