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

Earthquake location 5.5439S, 125.3229WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Balangonan in Philippines on Sunday. Unique identifier: us600085yl. Ids that are associated to the event: us600085yl. The epicenter was at a depth of 196.86 km (122 miles). Exact location, longitude 125.3229° East, latitude 5.5439° North, depth = 196.86 km. The temblor was detected at 20:37:46 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 12:37:46 / February 23, 2020 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kiamba, Polonoling, Talagutong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SW of Balangonan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3229° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.5439° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 196.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SW of Balangonan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-23 12:37:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-11 08:08:55 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 1.537 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us600085yl Id of event.
Event Code 600085yl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600085yl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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