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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 39 km E of Santiago, Philippines

Earthquake location 7.2855S, 126.9335WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Santiago in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 76.45 km, 126.9335° East, 7.2855° North. The temblor was reported at 15:44:30 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100032sl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100032sl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.45 km (48 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/15 / 2015-08-17 07:44:30 / August 17, 2015 @ 7:44 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Taytayan (c. 6 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cateel (c. 6 600 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kinablangan (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mati, Cateel, Taytayan.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 39 km E of Santiago, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.9335° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.2855° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km E of Santiago, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-17 07:44:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-17 15:53:18 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 354 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 1.36 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us100032sl Id of event.
Event Code 100032sl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100032sl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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