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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 21 km ESE of Santa Maria, Philippines

Earthquake location 7.9012S, 126.6217WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Santa Maria in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 81.43 km, 126.6217° East, 7.9012° North. Global time and date of event 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 13:30:27 / July 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:30:27 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10009943. Unique identifier: us10009943. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.43 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Andop, New Corella, Loreto. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from New Corella (c. 20 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Mariano (c. 18 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Veruela (c. 18 100 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km ESE of Santa Maria, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6217° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.9012° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ESE of Santa Maria, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-12 13:30:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-13 12:42:16 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 312 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 1.323 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us10009943 Id of event.
Event Code 10009943 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10009943, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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