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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Dolo in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.8188S, 125.1453WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Dolo in Philippines. The temblor was detected at 08:37:01 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600064ng. Ids that are associated to the event: us600064ng. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 00:37:01 / October 30, 2019 @ 12:37 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 125.1453° East, 6.8188° North, depth 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sapu Padidu, Tagum, Maco.

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

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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 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: 5 km W of Dolo, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.1453° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8188° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km W of Dolo, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-30 00:37:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-30 00:57:07 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 354 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 0.497 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us600064ng Id of event.
Event Code 600064ng An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600064ng, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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