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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 10 km E of Telafas, Philippines

Earthquake location 6.6286S, 125.0669WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Telafas in Philippines on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 20:32:03 / May 16, 2020 @ 8:32 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:32:03 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009naz. Id of event: us70009naz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 125.0669° East, latitude 6.6286° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bau, Lasang, Damulog (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 10 km E of Telafas, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.0669° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km E of Telafas, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-16 20:32:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-05 00:16:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 0.671 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us70009naz Id of event.
Event Code 70009naz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009naz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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