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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Santiago in Philippines

Earthquake location 7.2454S, 127.0272WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Santiago in Philippines on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:27:43 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.0272 East, latitude 7.2454 North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000j98x. Unique identifier: us1000j98x. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/19 / 2019-03-01 09:27:43 / March 1, 2019 @ 9:27 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mati, Cateel, Taytayan. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taytayan (c. 6 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Cateel (c. 6 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kinablangan (c. 5 400 pop).

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 twenty-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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km E of Santiago, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.0272° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.2454° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km E of Santiago, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-01 09:27:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-01 09:45:29 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 369 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 1.447 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us1000j98x Id of event.
Event Code 1000j98x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000j98x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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