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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 14 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines

Earthquake location 5.2744S, 125.4336WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:45:18 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000dcvt. Event ids that are associated: us6000dcvt. Exact location of event, longitude 125.4336 East, latitude 5.2744 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 21:45:18 / January 21, 2021 @ 9:45 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suyan, Lun Pequeño, Maasin (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 14 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.4336° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2744° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 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 2021-01-21 21:45:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-07 04:44:40 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 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 1.789 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us6000dcvt Id of event.
Event Code 6000dcvt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dcvt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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