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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 3 km E of Tinaogan, Philippines

Earthquake location 9.7779S, 123.1791WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tinaogan in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, 123.1791° East, 9.7779° North, depth 60.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:44:02 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.46 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/18 / 2018-12-24 14:44:02 / December 24, 2018 @ 2:44 pm. Event id: us2000ix59. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ix59.

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cordova, Cebu City, Mansilingan. Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Cebu City (c. 798 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Mansilingan (c. 454 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Toledo (c. 156 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Bago City (c. 150 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kabankalan (c. 136 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Talisay (c. 133 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Dumaguete (c. 113 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 3 km E of Tinaogan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.1791° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.7779° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km E of Tinaogan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-24 14:44:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-24 15:06:44 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 340 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 3.588 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us2000ix59 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ix59 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ix59, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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