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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Taft in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.8977S, 125.2748WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Taft in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:02:49 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.2748 East, latitude 11.8977 North, depth = 81.1 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/18 / 2018-07-01 05:02:49 / July 1, 2018 @ 5:02 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000fssw. Id of event: us2000fssw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.1 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naval, Capoocan, Catarman (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop).

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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 15 km W of Taft, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.2748° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.8977° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km W of Taft, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-01 05:02:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-01 05:49:41 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 369 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 4.806 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us2000fssw Id of event.
Event Code 2000fssw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000fssw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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