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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Dingras in Philippines

Earthquake location 18.1383S, 120.7013WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Dingras in Philippines on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 13:20:13 / January 12, 2019 @ 1:20 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3bg. Unique identifier: us2000j3bg. The temblor was reported at 21:20:13 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 120.7013° East, latitude 18.1383° North, depth = 60.99 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.99 km (38 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pasil, Lasam, Ballesteros (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Pasil (c. 10 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km N of Dingras, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.7013° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1383° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km N of Dingras, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-12 13:20:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-12 13:42:01 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 340 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 4.669 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 us2000j3bg Id of event.
Event Code 2000j3bg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j3bg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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