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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near La Paz in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.0332S, 126.4097WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Paz in Philippines. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/07/20 / 2020-07-30 04:09:05 / July 30, 2020 @ 4:09 am. Exact location, longitude 126.4097° East, latitude 9.0332° North, depth = 43.2 km. Event id: us6000b9qt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b9qt. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:09:05 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). 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 43.2 km (27 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cabadbaran, Tungao, San Luis (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop). 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 six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km ENE of La Paz, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4097° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.0332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km ENE of La Paz, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-30 04:09:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-11 00:39:53 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 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 8.734 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 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 us6000b9qt Id of event.
Event Code 6000b9qt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b9qt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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