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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Union in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.7633S, 126.3368WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Union in Philippines. Id of earthquake: us6000c73n. Event ids that are associated: us6000c73n. The temblor was detected at 21:29:06 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 21:29:06 / October 6, 2020 @ 9:29 pm. Exact location, longitude 126.3368° East, latitude 9.7633° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aras-asan, Mainit, Surigao (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 24 km E of Union, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3368° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.7633° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km E of Union, 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 21:29:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-14 05:02:41 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 326 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 2.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us6000c73n Id of event.
Event Code 6000c73n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c73n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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