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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Taal in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.8969S, 120.9478WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Taal in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 139.05 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 120.9478° East, latitude 13.8969° North, depth = 139.05 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700058gg. Id of event: us700058gg. The temblor was detected at 10:55:32 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 02:55:32 / August 19, 2019 @ 2:55 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malicboy, San Mateo, Mauban (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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 NE of Taal, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9478° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8969° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NE of Taal, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-19 02:55:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-09 02:55:42 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 259 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 0.204 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 199 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 us700058gg Id of event.
Event Code 700058gg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700058gg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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