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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1755S, 125.7745WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 10:30:23 / March 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:30:23 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.7745 East, latitude 5.1755 North, depth = 105.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.7 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000d6he. Event ids that are associated: us1000d6he.

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pangyan (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baliton, Caburan, Pangyan. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.7745° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1755° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-11 10:30:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-23 05:36:05 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 6.414 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us1000d6he Id of event.
Event Code 1000d6he An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d6he, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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