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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 1 km NNW of Cabacungan, Philippines

Earthquake location 10.9462S, 124.9784WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Cabacungan in Philippines on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 53.59 km, 124.9784° East, 10.9462° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/17 / 2017-12-09 07:39:13 / December 9, 2017 @ 7:39 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.59 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000c2bw. Event ids that are associated: us2000c2bw. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:39:13 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naval, Catbalogan, Culaba. The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Baybay (c. 17 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nineteen 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km NNW of Cabacungan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.9784° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9462° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNW of Cabacungan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-09 07:39:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-09 08:51:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 3.897 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us2000c2bw Id of event.
Event Code 2000c2bw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c2bw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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