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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Claveria in Philippines

Earthquake location 18.7941S, 121.0526WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Claveria in Philippines. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:41:59 / 1:41 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 13:41:59 / August 21, 2020 @ 1:41 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.25 km (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.0526 East, latitude 18.7941 North, depth = 56.25 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bidq. Id of event: us6000bidq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magapit, Aguiguican, Lasam, Magapit (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Magapit, Aguiguican (c. 13 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Magapit (c. 11 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km N of Claveria, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0526° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7941° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km N of Claveria, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-21 13:41:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-21 14:03:19 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 1.359 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000bidq Id of event.
Event Code 6000bidq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bidq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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