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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Sinisian in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.8976S, 120.8501WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Sinisian in Philippines on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:50:38 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60007eup. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007eup. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 04:50:38 / January 13, 2020 @ 4:50 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 120.8501° East, 13.8976° North.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marilao, Malanday, Lambakin (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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 SSE of Sinisian, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.8501° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SSE of Sinisian, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-13 04:50:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-29 06:24:25 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 312 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 0.22 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us60007eup Id of event.
Event Code 60007eup An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007eup, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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