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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Bobon in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5135S, 126.7644WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Bobon in Philippines on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 95.35 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60009asj. Event ids that are associated: us60009asj. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/20 / 2020-04-17 17:33:09 / April 17, 2020 @ 5:33 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:33:09 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7644 East, latitude 6.5135 North, depth = 95.35 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batobato, Manay, Sigaboy (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 62 km SE of Bobon, 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 126.7644° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5135° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SE of Bobon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-17 17:33:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-14 22:02:58 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 1.3 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us60009asj Id of event.
Event Code 60009asj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009asj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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