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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.4829S, 126.3208WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:39:45 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.3208 East, latitude 6.4829 North, depth = 83.07 km. Unique identifier: us60006rfb. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006rfb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 06:39:45 / December 14, 2019 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.07 km (52 miles).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caburan, Samal, Santa Maria.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 20 km NE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3208° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.4829° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NE of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-14 06:39:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-14 06:59:20 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 354 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 0.939 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us60006rfb Id of event.
Event Code 60006rfb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rfb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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