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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Limbuhan in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.9537S, 124.2042WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Limbuhan in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.2042 East, latitude 11.9537 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bguy. Unique identifier: us6000bguy. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:50:45 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 21:50:45 / August 18, 2020 @ 9:50 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patao, Medellin, Kananya.

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km ENE of Limbuhan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.2042° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9537° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18 km ENE of Limbuhan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-18 21:50:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-18 22:23:41 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 354 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 5.039 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us6000bguy Id of event.
Event Code 6000bguy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bguy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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