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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 3 km SW of Putol, Philippines



Earthquake location 13.9679S, 120.7057WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Putol in Philippines on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 189.72 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7lw. Unique identifier: us2000a7lw. The temblor was picked up at 01:51:21 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 120.7057 East, latitude 13.9679 North, depth = 189.72 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 17:51:21 / August 12, 2017 @ 5:51 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Jose del Monte, Guyong, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SW of Putol, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.7057° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 189.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SW of Putol, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-12 17:51:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-12 18:33:49 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 354 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 9.283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us2000a7lw Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7lw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7lw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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