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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.774S, 126.3666WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t7n. Id of event: us60006t7n. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.78 km (33 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:45:59 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 16:45:59 / December 18, 2019 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 53.78 km, 126.3666° East, 5.774° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talagutong, Caburan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 68 km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3666° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.774° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SSE 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 2019-12-18 16:45:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-18 23:26:12 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 312 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 1.506 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us60006t7n Id of event.
Event Code 60006t7n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006t7n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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