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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Limbuhan in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.7683S, 124.1556WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Limbuhan in Philippines. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:57:50 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 124.1556° East, latitude 11.7683° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bgv9. Unique identifier: us6000bgv9. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 21:57:50 / August 18, 2020 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bogo (c. 23 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bantayan (c. 19 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ormoc, Alangalang, Lipayran (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 17 km SE of Limbuhan, 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 124.1556° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.7683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km SE 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 21:57:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-19 00:00:53 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 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 4.875 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 138 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 us6000bgv9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000bgv9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bgv9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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