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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 7 km SW of Sinisian, Philippines

Earthquake location 13.8562S, 120.8024WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Sinisian in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 04:32:57 / April 29, 2017 @ 4:32 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.9 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:32:57 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.8024 East, latitude 13.8562 North, depth = 94.9 km. Id of earthquake: us10008ly5. Event ids that are associated: us10008ly5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sampaloc, Pagbilao, Santa Maria (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 fifteen and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SW of Sinisian, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.8024° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SW of Sinisian, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-29 04:32:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 00:03:29 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 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 8.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us10008ly5 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ly5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ly5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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