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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near General Luna in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.9393S, 126.3967WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from General Luna in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 126.3967° East, latitude 9.9393° North, depth = 19.55 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.55 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:11:21 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003cxs. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003cxs. Global time and date of event 27/04/19 / 2019-04-27 11:11:21 / April 27, 2019 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loreto, Luna, Surigao (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 31 km ENE of General Luna, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3967° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.9393° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km ENE 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 2019-04-27 11:11:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-27 11:31:50 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 2.963 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us70003cxs Id of event.
Event Code 70003cxs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003cxs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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