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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Balangiga in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.9311S, 125.3722WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Balangiga in Philippines. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114.48 km (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 125.3722° East, 10.9311° North, depth 114.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70003bdq. Event ids that are associated: us70003bdq. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:48:45 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/19 / 2019-04-15 16:48:45 / April 15, 2019 @ 4:48 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kananya, Bato, Hilongos (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Baybay (c. 17 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tanauan (c. 16 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km S of Balangiga, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3722° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9311° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km S of Balangiga, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-15 16:48:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-24 19:01:48 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 271 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 8.886 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us70003bdq Id of event.
Event Code 70003bdq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003bdq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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