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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Cortes in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.2996S, 126.5562WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. The temblor was reported at 14:31:17 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c36b. Unique identifier: us6000c36b. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.59 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 14:31:17 / September 24, 2020 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 126.5562° East, latitude 9.2996° North, depth = 39.59 km.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barobo, Claver, Lianga (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Barobo (c. 9 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tago (c. 6 300 pop).

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

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.2996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40 km E 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 2020-09-24 14:31:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-17 13:38:31 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 8.51 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us6000c36b Id of event.
Event Code 6000c36b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c36b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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