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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Espiritu in Philippines

Earthquake location 17.9695S, 120.6323WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Espiritu in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.84 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/05/18 / 2018-05-30 10:46:40 / May 30, 2018 @ 10:46 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 18:46:40 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.6323 East, latitude 17.9695 North, depth = 52.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000eeli. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eeli.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Candon (c. 11 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pasil (c. 10 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piat, Candon, Claveria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 2 km WSW of Espiritu, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6323° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9695° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km WSW of Espiritu, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-30 10:46:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-30 11:22:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 326 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 4.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us1000eeli Id of event.
Event Code 1000eeli An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eeli, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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