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

Earthquake location 6.5022S, 125.9423WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Luzon in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 59.01 km, 125.9423° East, 6.5022° North. The temblor was reported at 21:14:51 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.01 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rn4. Id of event: us10007rn4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/01/17 / 2017-01-06 13:14:51 / January 6, 2017 @ 1:14 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Silway 7, Maco, General Santos (min 5000 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 six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km W of Luzon, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9423° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5022° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km W of Luzon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-06 13:14:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-24 07:17:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 0.669 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10007rn4 Id of event.
Event Code 10007rn4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007rn4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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