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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 29 km ENE of Salcedo, Philippines

Earthquake location 11.274S, 125.9064WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Salcedo in Philippines on Tuesday. Event id: us70008he4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008he4. Global time and date of event 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 02:17:09 / March 24, 2020 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:17:09 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 125.9064° East, latitude 11.274° North, depth = 35 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Basey (c. 7 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Maydolong (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basey, Borongan, Balangiga (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 29 km ENE of Salcedo, 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 125.9064° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.274° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km ENE of Salcedo, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-24 02:17:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-07 00:36:32 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 26.976 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us70008he4 Id of event.
Event Code 70008he4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008he4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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