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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Kibungan in Philippines

Earthquake location 16.6973S, 120.6301WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Kibungan in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 103.66 km, 120.6301° East, 16.6973° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 21:03:03 / March 18, 2017 @ 9:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.66 km (64 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:03:03 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008t2h. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008t2h.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lupao, Alcala, Dumpay (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (20 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manaoag (c. 59 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lingayen (c. 56 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Bayombong (c. 48 200 pop).

Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km W of Kibungan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6301° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6973° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km W of Kibungan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-18 21:03:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-18 21:22:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 8.274 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us20008t2h Id of event.
Event Code 20008t2h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t2h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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