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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Mindanao, Philippines

Earthquake location 5.7374S, 125.6928WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Mindanao, Philippines kilometers (0 miles) from Mindanao, Philippines. The temblor was reported at 15:58:17 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/17 / 2017-10-05 15:58:17 / October 5, 2017 @ 3:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 125.6928 East, latitude 5.7374 North, depth = 71.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000aqs6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aqs6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.85 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Maria, Sulit, Basiawan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Mindanao, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.6928° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.7374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Mindanao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-05 15:58:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-02 16:40:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.328 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us1000aqs6 Id of event.
Event Code 1000aqs6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000aqs6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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