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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.2314S, 126.3324WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 08:42:07 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 00:42:07 / February 27, 2018 @ 12:42 am. Event id: us1000d1g3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d1g3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.3324° East, latitude 6.2314° North, depth = 84.46 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84.46 km (52 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caburan, Lupon, Malita. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop).

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 seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 22 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3324° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.2314° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-27 00:42:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-12 04:51:53 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 1.119 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us1000d1g3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d1g3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d1g3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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