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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Cortes in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.4638S, 126.36WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 126.36° East, latitude 9.4638° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:09:40 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 13:09:40 / December 5, 2018 @ 1:09 pm. Unique identifier: us1000i2rr. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i2rr.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabadbaran, Tubay, Lianga (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km NE of Cortes, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.36° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4638° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NE 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 2018-12-05 13:09:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-05 13:37:22 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 2.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us1000i2rr Id of event.
Event Code 1000i2rr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i2rr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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