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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Katubao in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.4198S, 124.6035WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Katubao in Philippines on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.6035 East, latitude 5.4198 North, depth = 73.54 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 14:29:04 / February 12, 2020 @ 2:29 pm. Id of earthquake: us70007t1j. Event ids that are associated: us70007t1j. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 73.54 km (46 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:29:04 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sapu Padidu, Sebu, Pangyan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kiamba (c. 11 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Maitum (c. 8 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Maasin (c. 5 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km SSW of Katubao, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.6035° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.4198° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSW of Katubao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-12 14:29:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-29 13:28:08 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 1.904 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us70007t1j Id of event.
Event Code 70007t1j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007t1j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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