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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Davila in Philippines

Earthquake location 18.6258S, 120.346WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Davila in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 120.346° East, 18.6258° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jdqi. Id of event: us1000jdqi. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:49:24 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 19:49:24 / March 2, 2019 @ 7:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cabugao (c. 6 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Dingras (c. 6 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cabugao, Claveria, Dingras (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 29 km NW of Davila, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.346° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6258° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NW of Davila, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-02 19:49:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-13 04:45:02 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 4.227 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us1000jdqi Id of event.
Event Code 1000jdqi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jdqi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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