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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 34 km WSW of Sangay, Philippines

Earthquake location 6.2919S, 123.7735WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Sangay in Philippines. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:20:54 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 123.7735° East, 6.2919° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/18 / 2018-12-19 17:20:54 / December 19, 2018 @ 5:20 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j0au. Id of event: us2000j0au.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Upi, Laguilayan, Maitum (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Laguilayan (c. 17 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kalamansig (c. 12 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from South Upi (c. 12 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Upi (c. 9 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Maitum (c. 8 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bantogon (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km WSW of Sangay, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.7735° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.2919° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km WSW of Sangay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-19 17:20:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-11 00:25:24 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 271 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 1.952 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 60 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 us2000j0au Id of event.
Event Code 2000j0au An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j0au, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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