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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 69 km ESE of Bobon, Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5791S, 126.8914WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Bobon in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.98 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007vy5. Id of event: us70007vy5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.8914 East, latitude 6.5791 North, depth = 89.98 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 11:55:40 / February 18, 2020 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:55:40 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batobato, Sigaboy, La Union (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km ESE of Bobon, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8914° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5791° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km ESE of Bobon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-18 11:55:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-09 05:56:50 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 284 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 1.391 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us70007vy5 Id of event.
Event Code 70007vy5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007vy5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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