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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Sulangan in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.0202S, 125.9369WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Sulangan in Philippines. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:08:26 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006u8w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006u8w. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.9369 East, latitude 11.0202 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 09:08:26 / December 18, 2019 @ 9:08 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borongan, Loreto, Maydolong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Maydolong (c. 5 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Loreto (c. 5 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Giporlos (c. 5 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km NE of Sulangan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9369° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.0202° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE of Sulangan, 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 09:08:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-16 01:47:29 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 28.935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us70006u8w Id of event.
Event Code 70006u8w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006u8w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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