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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Sabang in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.5492S, 121.0143WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Sabang in Philippines on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 22:44:30 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 89.79 km, 121.0143° East, 13.5492° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 14:44:30 / April 4, 2017 @ 2:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.79 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008ebn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ebn.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lucena (c. 228 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 216 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Imus (c. 216 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malaya, Kawit, Ligaya (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km NE of Sabang, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0143° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5492° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NE 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 2017-04-04 14:44:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-04 16:30:59 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 354 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 14.046 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 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 us10008ebn Id of event.
Event Code 10008ebn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ebn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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