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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 52 km SW of Burias, Philippines



Earthquake location 5.3758S, 124.9272WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Burias in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m2k. Unique identifier: us10008m2k. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 19:42:05 / April 29, 2017 @ 7:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:42:05 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 124.9272° East, 5.3758° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caburan, Sebu, Conel (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 52 km SW of Burias, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.9272° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.3758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SW of Burias, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-29 19:42:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 21:32:29 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 340 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 1.803 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10008m2k Id of event.
Event Code 10008m2k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m2k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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