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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near San Nicolas in Philippines

Earthquake location 14.9623S, 119.9214WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from San Nicolas in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60005mpk. Ids that are associated to the event: us60005mpk. Exact location of event, longitude 119.9214 East, latitude 14.9623 North, depth = 36.09 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:42:46 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/19 / 2019-09-24 09:42:46 / September 24, 2019 @ 9:42 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.09 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Angeles City (c. 299 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santol (c. 299 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Fernando (c. 251 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Olongapo (c. 221 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Malolos (c. 198 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mabalacat City (c. 188 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tarlac City (c. 183 900 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Balagtas, Gerona, La Paz.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 16 km W of San Nicolas, 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 119.9214° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.9623° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km W of San Nicolas, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-24 09:42:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-24 10:07:47 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 7.89 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us60005mpk Id of event.
Event Code 60005mpk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60005mpk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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