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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Maitum in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.2316S, 124.1595WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 96 km SSW of Maitum, Philippines (60 miles) on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 124.1595° East, latitude 5.2316° North, depth = 466.84 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 18:03:37 / August 23, 2020 @ 6:03 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 466.84 km (290 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bjgj. Unique identifier: us6000bjgj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:03:37 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 96 km SSW of Maitum, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.1595° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2316° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 466.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96 km SSW of Maitum, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-23 18:03:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-23 19:14:27 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 284 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 2.308 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us6000bjgj Id of event.
Event Code 6000bjgj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bjgj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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