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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Fuerte in Philippines

Earthquake location 17.4728S, 120.281WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Fuerte in Philippines on Sunday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:37:06 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009pil. Unique identifier: us20009pil. Exact location of event, depth 55.27 km, 120.281° East, 17.4728° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 20:37:06 / June 24, 2017 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.27 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paringao, Barlig, San Fernando (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 11 km SW of Fuerte, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.281° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.4728° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SW of Fuerte, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-24 20:37:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-24 20:58:03 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 5.37 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us20009pil Id of event.
Event Code 20009pil An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009pil, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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