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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Cortes in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.5705S, 126.6844WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Cortes in Philippines on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.13 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:22:06 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c63i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c63i. Exact location of event, longitude 126.6844 East, latitude 9.5705 North, depth = 39.13 km. Global time and date of event 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 13:22:06 / October 6, 2020 @ 1:22 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tago (c. 6 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Aras-asan (c. 5 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aras-asan, Cantilan, Socorro.

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 six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 63 km ENE of Cortes, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6844° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.5705° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km ENE of Cortes, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-06 13:22:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-06 13:57:32 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 2.714 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us6000c63i Id of event.
Event Code 6000c63i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c63i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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