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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Padada in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.6339S, 125.3511WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Padada in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 12:59:23 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006x0p. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006x0p. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 04:59:23 / December 21, 2019 @ 4:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 125.3511° East, 6.6339° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuambog, Esperanza, Laguilayan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop).

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

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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: 1 km SE of Padada, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3511° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6339° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SE of Padada, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-21 04:59:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-10 05:35:28 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 271 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 0.488 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us70006x0p Id of event.
Event Code 70006x0p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006x0p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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