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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Bolitoc in Philippines

Earthquake location 15.5852S, 119.2924WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Bolitoc in Philippines. Global time and date of event 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 10:27:41 / February 4, 2020 @ 10:27 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.2924 East, latitude 15.5852 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70007pe8. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007pe8. The temblor was detected at 18:27:41 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Masinloc (c. 28 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Iba (c. 26 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 26 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Botolan (c. 23 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Amuñgan (c. 12 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Lucapon (c. 5 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Botolan, Iba (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 64 km WSW of Bolitoc, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.2924° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5852° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km WSW of Bolitoc, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-04 10:27:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-28 09:58:44 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 271 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 7.389 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us70007pe8 Id of event.
Event Code 70007pe8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007pe8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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