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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.0519S, 126.2387WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145.79 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70007rxi. Event ids that are associated: us70007rxi. Exact location of event, longitude 126.2387 East, latitude 6.0519 North, depth = 145.79 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:54:27 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 16:54:27 / February 10, 2020 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Suyan (c. 7 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suyan, Batobato, Malita.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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 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: 34 km S of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2387° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.0519° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km S of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-10 16:54:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-17 19:47:15 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 1.204 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us70007rxi Id of event.
Event Code 70007rxi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007rxi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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