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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Bual in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.8161S, 124.9783WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Bual in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 124.9783 East, latitude 6.8161 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:56:20 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 10:56:20 / October 18, 2019 @ 10:56 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005ve0. Unique identifier: us70005ve0.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cotabato (c. 179 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jose, Quezon, Wao (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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km ENE of Bual, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.9783° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8161° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ENE of Bual, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-18 10:56:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-18 11:35:18 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 0.647 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us70005ve0 Id of event.
Event Code 70005ve0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005ve0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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