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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Puro Pingit in Philippines

Earthquake location 17.5983S, 119.875WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Puro Pingit in Philippines. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:36:38 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 119.875° East, 17.5983° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 09:36:38 / February 19, 2020 @ 9:36 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us600084jz. Unique identifier: us600084jz.

The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Candon (c. 11 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Cabugao (c. 6 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tagudin, Santa Maria, Batac City (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 51 km W of Puro Pingit, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.875° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5983° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km W of Puro Pingit, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-19 09:36:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-19 06:43:28 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 312 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 5.916 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us600084jz Id of event.
Event Code 600084jz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600084jz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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