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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1403S, 125.5124WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.66 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000cs7n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs7n. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.5124 East, latitude 5.1403 North, depth = 62.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:51:27 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 20:51:27 / December 16, 2020 @ 8:51 pm.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Pangyan (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malapatan, Sapu Padidu, Caburan (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 29 km S of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.5124° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 km S 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 20:51:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 21:04:13 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 1.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us7000cs7n Id of event.
Event Code 7000cs7n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cs7n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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