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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Palanas in Philippines

Earthquake location 12.1574S, 123.9092WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Palanas in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.9092 East, latitude 12.1574 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c2j6. Unique identifier: us6000c2j6. The temblor was reported at 04:05:54 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 04:05:54 / September 23, 2020 @ 4:05 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gubat (c. 14 000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cumadcad, Sorsogon, Rizal (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 1 km NW of Palanas, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.9092° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1574° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1 km NW of Palanas, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-23 04:05:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 02:39:02 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 312 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 5.316 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us6000c2j6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c2j6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c2j6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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