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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 55 km SE of Caburan, Philippines

Earthquake location 5.6409S, 126.0575WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Caburan in Philippines. The temblor was detected at 21:43:35 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006wbw. Unique identifier: us70006wbw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.72 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 13:43:35 / January 8, 2020 @ 1:43 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 126.0575 East, latitude 5.6409 North, depth = 101.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Suyan (c. 7 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lun Pequeño, Sapu Padidu, Malapatan (min 5000 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km SE of Caburan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0575° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.6409° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SE of Caburan, 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 13:43:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-09 06:28:04 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 1.497 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us70006wbw Id of event.
Event Code 70006wbw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006wbw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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