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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Claveria in Philippines



Earthquake location 18.9648S, 121.1061WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Claveria in Philippines. Event id: us10008ryb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ryb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.7 km (17 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:18:57 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 17:18:57 / May 9, 2017 @ 5:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 121.1061 East, latitude 18.9648 North, depth = 26.7 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pasuquin (c. 5 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ballesteros (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aparri, Pasuquin, Ballesteros (min 5000 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 39 km N of Claveria, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.1061° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9648° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km N of Claveria, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-09 17:18:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 16:44:05 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 246 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 3.833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us10008ryb Id of event.
Event Code 10008ryb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ryb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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