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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Bobon in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.7295S, 126.5013WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Bobon in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.45 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 126.5013° East, 6.7295° North, depth 67.45 km. The temblor was reported at 13:14:42 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004b9j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b9j. Global time and date of event 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 05:14:42 / December 25, 2015 @ 5:14 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuambog, Samal, Pandasan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 24 km SE of Bobon, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5013° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7295° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SE of Bobon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-25 05:14:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-10 08:51:52 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 326 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 0.976 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 us10004b9j Id of event.
Event Code 10004b9j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b9j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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