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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.7873S, 126.3024WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.35 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hicf. Unique identifier: us2000hicf. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 16:04:27 / September 16, 2018 @ 4:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 132.35 km, 126.3024° East, 5.7873° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:04:27 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tibanbang, Talagutong, Caburan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3024° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.7873° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SSE 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 16:04:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-23 17:22:38 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 1.462 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 108 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 us2000hicf Id of event.
Event Code 2000hicf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hicf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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