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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Nangan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.4205S, 126.0998WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Nangan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 10:51:42 / January 19, 2019 @ 10:51 am. The temblor was picked up at 18:51:42 / 6:51 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jbzn. Id of event: us2000jbzn. Exact location of event, longitude 126.0998 East, latitude 6.4205 North, depth = 128.98 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.98 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Digos, Astorga, San Ignacio (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km SSW of Nangan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0998° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.4205° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSW of Nangan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-19 10:51:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-17 12:02:35 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 246 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 0.826 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us2000jbzn Id of event.
Event Code 2000jbzn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jbzn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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