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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 70 km E of Pondaguitan, Philippines

Earthquake location 6.4006S, 126.8177WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Exact location of event, longitude 126.8177 East, latitude 6.4006 North, depth = 104.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002y5h. Id of event: us10002y5h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:36:18 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.2 km (65 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/15 / 2015-08-05 16:36:18 / August 5, 2015 @ 4:36 pm.

The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manay, Batobato, Mati (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 70 km E of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8177° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.4006° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km E of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-05 16:36:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-06 05:42:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 1.398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us10002y5h Id of event.
Event Code 10002y5h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002y5h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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