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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Kiblawan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.6458S, 125.1503WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Kiblawan in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 125.1503° East, 6.6458° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 07:39:38 / December 22, 2019 @ 7:39 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:39:38 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006pqz. Unique identifier: us70006pqz.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pagaluñgan, Bau, Baliton. The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 WNW of Kiblawan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.1503° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6458° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WNW of Kiblawan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-22 07:39:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-22 08:28:40 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 0.598 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us70006pqz Id of event.
Event Code 70006pqz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006pqz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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