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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 10 km SSW of Magsaysay, Philippines

Earthquake location 6.6803S, 125.1526WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Magsaysay in Philippines on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 13:48:00 / December 16, 2019 @ 1:48 pm. Unique identifier: us60006s6b. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006s6b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:48:00 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 125.1526° East, 6.6803° North, depth 10 km.

The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magnaga, Budta, Bau (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 eight, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km SSW of Magsaysay, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.1526° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSW of Magsaysay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-16 13:48:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-16 14:51:30 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 326 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 0.573 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us60006s6b Id of event.
Event Code 60006s6b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006s6b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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