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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Tibanbang in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.6052S, 126.0865WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tibanbang in Philippines. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.39 km (37 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:36:26 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/15 / 2015-12-10 07:36:26 / December 10, 2015 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20004g2x. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004g2x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.0865 East, latitude 6.6052 North, depth = 59.39 km.

Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magsaysay, San Mariano, Malandag.

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 three 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 earthquakes in the world.

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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: 3 km SW of Tibanbang, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0865° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6052° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SW of Tibanbang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-10 07:36:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-10 07:52:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.683 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us20004g2x Id of event.
Event Code 20004g2x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004g2x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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