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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Bolinao in Philippines

Earthquake location 16.5632S, 119.7301WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Bolinao in Philippines on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.24 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004gk6. Unique identifier: us20004gk6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/12/15 / 2015-12-11 18:11:12 / December 11, 2015 @ 6:11 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:11:12 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.7301 East, latitude 16.5632 North, depth = 60.24 km.

Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Manaoag (c. 59 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lingayen (c. 56 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Binmaley (c. 44 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Trinidad (c. 41 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loqueb Este, Loacan, Kibungan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 25 km NW of Bolinao, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.7301° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.5632° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NW of Bolinao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-11 18:11:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-18 17:27:10 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 369 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 2.709 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us20004gk6 Id of event.
Event Code 20004gk6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004gk6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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