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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Balagon in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.0906S, 123.2348WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Balagon in Philippines. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:43:47 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 123.2348° East, 8.0906° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009em2. Unique identifier: us70009em2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 21:43:47 / May 4, 2020 @ 9:43 pm.

Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Pagadian (c. 186 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Muricay (c. 132 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Dipolog (c. 93 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ozamiz City (c. 93 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lala (c. 61 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Dapitan (c. 50 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Imelda, Talusan, Titay (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km N of Balagon, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.2348° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.0906° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km N of Balagon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-04 21:43:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-13 03:38:47 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 284 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 2.535 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us70009em2 Id of event.
Event Code 70009em2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009em2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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