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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.3424S, 126.2014WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Sunday. Unique identifier: us2000hfah. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hfah. The temblor was reported at 08:03:26 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2014 East, latitude 6.3424 North, depth = 141.9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 00:03:26 / September 16, 2018 @ 12:03 am. 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 141.9 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Magnaga, Samal, Suyan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 3 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2014° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.3424° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km 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 2018-09-16 00:03:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-16 00:22:27 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 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 0.95 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000hfah Id of event.
Event Code 2000hfah An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hfah, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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