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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Paluan in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.4246S, 120.487WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Paluan in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.487 East, latitude 13.4246 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 14/01/18 / 2018-01-14 15:20:29 / January 14, 2018 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000cjig. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cjig. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:20:29 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanauan, Silang, Palangue. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Silang (c. 119 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Tanauan (c. 68 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Patuto (c. 52 900 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km ENE of Paluan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.487° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4246° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ENE of Paluan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-14 15:20:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-14 16:02:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 372 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 8.455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us2000cjig Id of event.
Event Code 2000cjig An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cjig, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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