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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 27 km NE of Lubang, Philippines

Earthquake location 14.0411S, 120.3014WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Lubang in Philippines on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:35:57 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/19 / 2019-05-18 10:35:57 / May 18, 2019 @ 10:35 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003rre. Id of event: us60003rre. Exact location, longitude 120.3014° East, latitude 14.0411° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bacoor (c. 357 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Olongapo (c. 221 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 216 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ibaan, Balsic, Malvar.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 27 km NE of Lubang, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.3014° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NE of Lubang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-18 10:35:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-15 12:27:54 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 271 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 8.76 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us60003rre Id of event.
Event Code 60003rre An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003rre, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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