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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Katubao in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.2214S, 124.5049WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Katubao in Philippines on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 22:03:59 / December 24, 2020 @ 10:03 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:03:59 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 56.61 km, 124.5049° East, 5.2214° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.61 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d5t5. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5t5.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maasin, Kiamba. Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Kiamba (c. 11 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Maasin (c. 5 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km SSW of Katubao, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.5049° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2214° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82 km SSW of Katubao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-24 22:03:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-08 05:01:34 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 246 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 2.124 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us6000d5t5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5t5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5t5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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