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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near General Luna in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.7556S, 126.1471WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from General Luna in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 20:04:05 / February 14, 2018 @ 8:04 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:04:05 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). 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 70.13 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 126.1471° East, latitude 9.7556° North, depth = 70.13 km. Unique identifier: us2000d6ze. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d6ze.

The epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tubay (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tubay, Loreto, Tago.

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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

Questions or comments?

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: 3 km SSW of General Luna, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1471° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.7556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SSW of General Luna, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-14 20:04:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-12 16:48:40 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 312 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 2.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us2000d6ze Id of event.
Event Code 2000d6ze An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d6ze, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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