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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Jomalig in Philippines

Earthquake location 15.0651S, 122.8436WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Jomalig in Philippines. Exact location of event, longitude 122.8436 East, latitude 15.0651 North, depth = 37.77 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 03:01:04 / April 3, 2016 @ 3:01 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.77 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:01:04 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005gf6. Unique identifier: us20005gf6.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batobalane, Jose Pañganiban, Paracale (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Jose Pañganiban (c. 21 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Paracale (c. 8 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Patnanungan (c. 6 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Batobalane (c. 5 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 64 km NE of Jomalig, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.8436° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0651° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km NE of Jomalig, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-03 03:01:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 22:55:25 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 271 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 9.355 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us20005gf6 Id of event.
Event Code 20005gf6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gf6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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