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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, Samar, Philippines

Earthquake location 11.8517S, 125.5543WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Samar, Philippines kilometers (0 miles) from Samar, Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60008c8m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008c8m. The temblor was reported at 23:39:08 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 23:39:08 / March 8, 2020 @ 11:39 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 125.5543 East, latitude 11.8517 North, depth = 35 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanauan, Laoang, Palo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tanauan (c. 16 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Samar, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.5543° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.8517° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Samar, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-08 23:39:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-09 00:11:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 369 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 4.751 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us60008c8m Id of event.
Event Code 60008c8m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008c8m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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