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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Burias in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.3892S, 124.9458WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Burias in Philippines. Event id: us10008pta. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pta. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 04:40:22 / May 1, 2017 @ 4:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 124.9458 East, latitude 5.3892 North, depth = 57.14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.14 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:40:22 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katangawan, Silway 7, Suyan. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SW of Burias, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.9458° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.3892° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 2017-05-01 04:40:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-14 23:44:38 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 284 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 1.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10008pta Id of event.
Event Code 10008pta An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008pta, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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