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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Bigaan in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.3545S, 126.2243WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Bigaan in Philippines on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:36:21 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 97.8 km, 126.2243° East, 8.3545° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 97.8 km (61 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/18 / 2018-10-29 21:36:21 / October 29, 2018 @ 9:36 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i620. Id of event: us2000i620.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gupitan, Nabunturan, Taligaman (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 19 km (11 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WNW of Bigaan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2243° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.3545° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WNW of Bigaan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-29 21:36:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-14 02:47:43 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 284 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 1.427 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us2000i620 Id of event.
Event Code 2000i620 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i620, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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