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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Darapidap in Philippines

Earthquake location 17.1264S, 120.194WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Darapidap in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 19:56:03 / January 20, 2018 @ 7:56 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:56:03 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 120.194° East, latitude 17.1264° North, depth = 23.1 km. Event id: us2000clwt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000clwt. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.1 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Trinidad (c. 41 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aringay (c. 29 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Itogon (c. 28 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itogon, Barlig, Tuding.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 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: 25 km WSW of Darapidap, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.194° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WSW of Darapidap, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-20 19:56:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-20 20:39:14 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 369 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 5.723 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us2000clwt Id of event.
Event Code 2000clwt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000clwt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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