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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.4358S, 125.9223WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.9223 East, latitude 5.4358 North, depth = 106 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 10:21:05 / September 8, 2017 @ 10:21 am. Event id: us2000ai08. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ai08. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:21:05 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lun Pequeño, Talagutong, Malapatan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-seven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km E of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9223° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.4358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km E of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-08 10:21:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 12:32:10 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 340 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 1.658 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000ai08 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai08 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai08, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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