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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Palimbang in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.7541S, 123.9059WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Palimbang in Philippines. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 22:56:00 / September 16, 2020 @ 10:56 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bzlq. Unique identifier: us6000bzlq. The temblor was detected at 22:56:00 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.9059 East, latitude 5.7541 North, depth = 534.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 534.47 km (332 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bantogon, Kiamba, Maitum. Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kiamba (c. 11 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Maitum (c. 8 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bantogon (c. 5 400 pop).

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km SSW of Palimbang, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.9059° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.7541° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 534.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km SSW of Palimbang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-16 22:56:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-25 23:24:11 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 246 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 5.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us6000bzlq Id of event.
Event Code 6000bzlq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bzlq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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