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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Ternate in Philippines

Earthquake location 14.3072S, 120.6584WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ternate in Philippines on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 194.41 km (121 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006q82. Unique identifier: us60006q82. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:29:01 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 120.6584° East, 14.3072° North, depth 194.41 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/19 / 2019-12-02 00:29:01 / December 2, 2019 @ 12:29 am.

Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calibutbut, Santa Catalina Norte, Majayjay (min 5000 pop).

Each 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km WNW of Ternate, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6584° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3072° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 194.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW of Ternate, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-02 00:29:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-13 04:55:18 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 246 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 0.338 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us60006q82 Id of event.
Event Code 60006q82 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006q82, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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