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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Cortes in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.4591S, 126.2615WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.53 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 21:54:47 / October 7, 2018 @ 9:54 pm. Unique identifier: us1000h8in. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h8in. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2615 East, latitude 9.4591 North, depth = 61.53 km. The temblor was detected at 05:54:47 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bah-Bah, Libertad, Butuan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 21 km NNE of Cortes, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2615° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4591° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NNE of Cortes, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-07 21:54:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-07 22:20:56 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 2.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us1000h8in Id of event.
Event Code 1000h8in An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h8in, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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