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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Comagascas in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.1248S, 125.5707WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Comagascas in Philippines on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 125.5707 East, latitude 9.1248 North, depth = 80.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:01:34 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000adg4. Id of event: us2000adg4. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 14:01:34 / August 27, 2017 @ 2:01 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.34 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mariano (c. 70 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Luis, Mambajao, Claveria (min 5000 pop).

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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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: 2 km SE of Comagascas, 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 125.5707° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.1248° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SE of Comagascas, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-27 14:01:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 19:25:00 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 2.041 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 187 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 us2000adg4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000adg4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000adg4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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