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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Colipapa in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.4676S, 122.4861WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Colipapa in Philippines on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008uz0. Unique identifier: us20008uz0. 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 29.81 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 08:20:41 / March 27, 2017 @ 8:20 am. Exact location, longitude 122.4861° East, latitude 9.4676° North, depth = 29.81 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:20:41 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Kabankalan (c. 136 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Dumaguete (c. 113 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bais (c. 65 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hinigaran (c. 39 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tanjay (c. 39 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Binalbagan (c. 38 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bayawan (c. 36 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hinigaran, Santol, Payao (min 5000 pop).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km W of Colipapa, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 122.4861° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4676° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Colipapa, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-27 08:20:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-27 08:53:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 5.814 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us20008uz0 Id of event.
Event Code 20008uz0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uz0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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