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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Cortes in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.5273S, 126.5649WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Cortes in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 126.5649 East, latitude 9.5273 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:56:51 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/19 / 2019-05-15 14:56:51 / May 15, 2019 @ 2:56 pm. Id of earthquake: us60003r79. Event ids that are associated: us60003r79.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Claver, Aras-asan, Cantilan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tago (c. 6 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Claver (c. 5 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aras-asan (c. 5 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 49 km NE of Cortes, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5649° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.5273° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km NE of Cortes, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-15 14:56:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-12 08:50:44 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 312 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 2.629 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 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 us60003r79 Id of event.
Event Code 60003r79 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003r79, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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