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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.9915S, 126.1728WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 15:52:57 / January 19, 2019 @ 3:52 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jbzz. Id of event: us2000jbzz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.78 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 126.1728° East, latitude 5.9915° North, depth = 86.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:52:57 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malapatan, Basiawan, Batobato. Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 40 km S of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1728° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km S of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-19 15:52:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-11 17:51:57 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 1.222 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 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 us2000jbzz Id of event.
Event Code 2000jbzz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jbzz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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