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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Valencia in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.4162S, 124.2261WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Valencia in Philippines. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 18:43:22 / December 29, 2020 @ 6:43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 533.44 km (331 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 temblor was reported at 18:43:22 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.2261 East, latitude 9.4162 North, depth = 533.44 km. Unique identifier: us6000d420. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d420.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Tagbilaran City (c. 86 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Danao (c. 17 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tibigan (c. 11 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Talibon (c. 11 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Siquijor (c. 10 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mambajao (c. 10 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lagonglong, Salay, Bogo. Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 21 km S of Valencia, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.2261° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4162° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 533.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21 km S of Valencia, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-29 18:43:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-29 20:08:03 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 8.616 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us6000d420 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d420 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d420, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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