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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Santa Cruz in Philippines

Earthquake location 15.7808S, 119.9325WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Santa Cruz in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 119.9325° East, latitude 15.7808° North, depth = 40.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:56:54 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c4m1. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c4m1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 06:56:54 / October 2, 2020 @ 6:56 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.01 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Angeles City (c. 299 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santol (c. 299 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mabalacat City (c. 188 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tarlac City (c. 183 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Rosario, Magalang, Baguio (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 3 km NE of Santa Cruz, 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 119.9325° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7808° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km NE of Santa Cruz, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-02 06:56:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-02 07:13:57 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 1.831 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us6000c4m1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c4m1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c4m1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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