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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1315S, 125.388WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 17:18:17 / December 29, 2020 @ 5:18 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6qc. Id of event: us6000d6qc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.16 km (34 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 picked up at 17:18:17 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 125.388 East, latitude 5.1315 North, depth = 54.16 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caburan, Maasin, Sapu Padidu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Maasin (c. 5 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Baliton (c. 5 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 31 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.388° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1315° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km SSW 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 2020-12-29 17:18:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-27 19:27:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 0 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 271 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 1.934 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us6000d6qc Id of event.
Event Code 6000d6qc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d6qc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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