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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Calapan in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.5122S, 121.2384WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Calapan in Philippines. The temblor was detected at 23:28:45 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 15:28:45 / October 23, 2017 @ 3:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 121.2384° East, 13.5122° North, depth 107.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000avxb. Id of event: us1000avxb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.1 km (67 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dasmariñas, San Pedro, Cagsiay (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Lucena (c. 228 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 216 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km NNE of Calapan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.2384° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5122° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNE of Calapan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-23 15:28:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-23 15:43:12 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 10.61 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us1000avxb Id of event.
Event Code 1000avxb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000avxb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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