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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 73 km WSW of Sabang, Philippines

Earthquake location 14.4197S, 119.629WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Sabang in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 119.629° East, latitude 14.4197° North, depth = 54.76 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:36:18 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005y46. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005y46. 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 54.76 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 03:36:18 / May 20, 2016 @ 3:36 am UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Olongapo (c. 221 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mariveles (c. 84 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Subic (c. 67 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Antonio (c. 34 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Castillejos (c. 27 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Marcelino (c. 18 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mariveles, Poblacion, San Felipe, San Marcelino. Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km WSW of Sabang, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.629° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4197° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km WSW of Sabang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-20 03:36:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-12 00:21:41 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 284 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 1.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us20005y46 Id of event.
Event Code 20005y46 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005y46, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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