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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near San Jose de Buan in Philippines

Earthquake location 12.0214S, 125.0465WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Jose de Buan in Philippines on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 125.0465 East, latitude 12.0214 North, depth = 80.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:37:45 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d35z. Id of event: us7000d35z. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.23 km (50 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 22:37:45 / January 16, 2021 @ 10:37 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palo, Leyte, Alangalang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop).

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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 4 km SE of San Jose de Buan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.0465° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.0214° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km SE of San Jose de Buan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-16 22:37:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-29 06:46:44 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 22.241 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us7000d35z Id of event.
Event Code 7000d35z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d35z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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