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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near San Ignacio in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.7402S, 127.1232WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from San Ignacio in Philippines on Wednesday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:54:02 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.61 km, 127.1232° East, 6.7402° North. 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 48.61 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 02:54:02 / May 6, 2020 @ 2:54 am. Id of earthquake: us70009av0. Event ids that are associated: us70009av0.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manay, San Ignacio (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop).

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

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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: 81 km ESE of San Ignacio, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.1232° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7402° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km ESE of San Ignacio, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-06 02:54:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-06 03:09:24 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 340 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 1.567 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 117 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 us70009av0 Id of event.
Event Code 70009av0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009av0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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