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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Prieto Diaz in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.1398S, 124.6456WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Prieto Diaz in Philippines. Event id: us70005ny8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005ny8. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.12 km (25 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:25:15 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 124.6456 East, latitude 13.1398 North, depth = 40.12 km. Global time and date of event 22/09/19 / 2019-09-22 08:25:15 / September 22, 2019 @ 8:25 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Virac (c. 15 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Gubat (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Alegria, Matnog, Palapag (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km ENE of Prieto Diaz, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.6456° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.1398° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km ENE of Prieto Diaz, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-22 08:25:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-18 11:12:45 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 284 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 3.73 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 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 us70005ny8 Id of event.
Event Code 70005ny8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005ny8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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