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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 7 km E of General Luna, Philippines

Earthquake location 9.7848S, 126.2318WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from General Luna in Philippines. Global time and date of event 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 17:01:36 / February 8, 2019 @ 5:01 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.49 km (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.2318 East, latitude 9.7848 North, depth = 41.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jfe8. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jfe8. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:01:36 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loreto, Tago, Mainit (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop).

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 nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 7 km E of General Luna, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2318° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.7848° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E of General Luna, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-08 17:01:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-08 20:11:15 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 2.773 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us2000jfe8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jfe8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jfe8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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