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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 44 km ESE of Mangili, Philippines

Earthquake location 5.9038S, 126.0714WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Mangili in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 132.3 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 21:22:19 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.0714 East, latitude 5.9038 North, depth = 132.3 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:22:19 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008vgj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vgj.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangyan, Alabel, La Union.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 44 km ESE of Mangili, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0714° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9038° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km ESE of Mangili, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-20 21:22:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-03 01:53:54 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 271 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 1.257 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 137 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 us10008vgj Id of event.
Event Code 10008vgj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008vgj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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