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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Sangay in Philippines



Earthquake location 6.3346S, 123.8962WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sangay in Philippines. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.94 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 23:22:56 / September 19, 2017 @ 11:22 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000arcv. Event ids that are associated: us2000arcv. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:22:56 / 7:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 123.8962° East, latitude 6.3346° North, depth = 35.94 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bañga, Sampao, Awang. The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tacurong (c. 54 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Isulan (c. 31 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Surallah (c. 31 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Laguilayan (c. 17 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Maganoy (c. 17 400 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven 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.

Questions or comments?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SW of Sangay, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.8962° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.3346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SW of Sangay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-19 23:22:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 00:22:39 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 326 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 1.824 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us2000arcv Id of event.
Event Code 2000arcv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arcv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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