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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Bacolod in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.9363S, 126.255WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Bacolod in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 42.79 km, 126.255° East, 8.9363° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:21:29 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/01/18 / 2018-01-22 17:21:29 / January 22, 2018 @ 5:21 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000ceaj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ceaj. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.79 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buenavista, Claver, Bunawan.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen 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. 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: 3 km W of Bacolod, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.255° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.9363° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km W of Bacolod, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-22 17:21:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-06 18:17:06 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 271 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 1.971 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 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 us1000ceaj Id of event.
Event Code 1000ceaj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ceaj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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