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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Mahabang Parang in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.9729S, 121.0572WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mahabang Parang in Philippines on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 12:54:50 / January 12, 2020 @ 12:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 121.0572° East, 13.9729° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70006yqp. Event ids that are associated: us70006yqp. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:54:50 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guyong, Balanga, Balagtas (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km WSW of Mahabang Parang, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0572° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9729° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WSW of Mahabang Parang, 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 12:54:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-29 11:22:15 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 0.173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 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 us70006yqp Id of event.
Event Code 70006yqp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006yqp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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