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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.0436S, 125.2072WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 19:07:58 / December 16, 2020 @ 7:07 pm. Unique identifier: us7000cs7x. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cs7x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.4 km (26 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 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:07:58 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 125.2072° East, latitude 5.0436° North, depth = 42.4 km.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Maasin (c. 5 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pangyan (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maasin, Glan, Baliton (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km SW of Sarangani, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.2072° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.0436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km SW of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-16 19:07:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 22:45:52 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 284 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 2.046 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us7000cs7x Id of event.
Event Code 7000cs7x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cs7x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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