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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1459S, 125.3487WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006w6y. Unique identifier: us70006w6y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.62 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude 125.3487° East, latitude 5.1459° North, depth = 43.62 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 04:11:46 / January 8, 2020 @ 4:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:11:46 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suyan, Lun Pequeño, Malapatan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Suyan (c. 7 200 pop). Close 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3487° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1459° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-08 04:11:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-08 04:45:36 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 369 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 1.924 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us70006w6y Id of event.
Event Code 70006w6y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006w6y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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