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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Palimbang in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.614S, 123.8697WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Palimbang in Philippines. Event id: us2000cqxk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqxk. Exact location, longitude 123.8697° East, latitude 5.614° North, depth = 520.84 km. The temblor was detected at 19:12:31 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 11:12:31 / January 16, 2018 @ 11:12 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 520.84 km (324 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maitum (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Maitum (c. 8 500 pop).

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 seventeen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 74 km SSW of Palimbang, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.8697° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.614° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 520.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SSW of Palimbang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-16 11:12:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-30 08:59:07 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 246 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 6.701 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us2000cqxk Id of event.
Event Code 2000cqxk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cqxk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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