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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Bantogon in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.4311S, 123.7728WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Bantogon in Philippines on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abry. Id of event: us2000abry. Global time and date of event 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 17:43:58 / August 23, 2017 @ 5:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.9 km (28 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.7728 East, latitude 6.4311 North, depth = 44.9 km. The temblor was reported at 01:43:58 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Laguilayan (c. 17 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Maganoy (c. 17 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Dalican (c. 13 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Kalamansig (c. 12 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from South Upi (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Upi (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maitum, Dalican, Esperanza (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 30 km WSW of Bantogon, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.7728° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.4311° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km WSW of Bantogon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-23 17:43:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 17:47:37 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 1.902 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us2000abry Id of event.
Event Code 2000abry An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000abry, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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