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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Viga in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.9449S, 124.4778WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Viga in Philippines on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/19 / 2019-09-20 18:04:24 / September 20, 2019 @ 6:04 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 124.4778 East, latitude 13.9449 North, depth = 31.57 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.57 km (20 miles). Event id: us60005lhv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005lhv. The temblor was reported at 02:04:24 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Virac (c. 15 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Calatagan (c. 7 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Pandan (c. 5 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Calolbon (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calolbon, Calatagan, Virac.

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 19 km ENE of Viga, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.4778° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9449° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ENE of Viga, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-20 18:04:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-20 18:49:21 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 340 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 9.867 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 127 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 us60005lhv Id of event.
Event Code 60005lhv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60005lhv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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