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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 2 km N of Puerto Galera, Philippines

Earthquake location 13.5247S, 120.9521WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Puerto Galera in Philippines. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 188.91 km (117 miles). Global time and date of event 09/09/19 / 2019-09-09 17:17:07 / September 9, 2019 @ 5:17 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005dqu. Unique identifier: us70005dqu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 120.9521 East, latitude 13.5247 North, depth = 188.91 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:17:07 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sampaloc, Kawit, Lumbang (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lucena (c. 228 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 216 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Imus (c. 216 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km N of Puerto Galera, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9521° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5247° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 188.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km N of Puerto Galera, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-09 17:17:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-09 17:36:00 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 369 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 7.864 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70005dqu Id of event.
Event Code 70005dqu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005dqu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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