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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Paluan in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.3423S, 120.4441WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Paluan in Philippines on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us60007k5a. Event ids that are associated: us60007k5a. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:16:38 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 02:16:38 / January 18, 2020 @ 2:16 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.4441 East, latitude 13.3423 North, depth = 35 km.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Laurel, Aga, Victoria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Balayan (c. 50 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taal (c. 39 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Pascual (c. 39 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Sablayan (c. 38 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 8 km SSW of Paluan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.4441° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3423° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSW of Paluan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-18 02:16:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-30 22:58:19 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 0.894 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us60007k5a Id of event.
Event Code 60007k5a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007k5a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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