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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Malvar in Philippines

Earthquake location 14.0205S, 121.1716WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Malvar in Philippines. Id of earthquake: us60007et3. Event ids that are associated: us60007et3. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:01:35 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.1716° East, latitude 14.0205° North, depth = 5.42 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.42 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 15:01:35 / January 12, 2020 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guyong, Orion, Bulacan (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 3 km SSE of Malvar, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.1716° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0205° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SSE of Malvar, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-12 15:01:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-26 20:26:42 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 284 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 0.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us60007et3 Id of event.
Event Code 60007et3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007et3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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