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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Tamisan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5646S, 126.5149WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Tamisan in Philippines on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.78 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 126.5149° East, 6.5646° North, depth 50.78 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:26:53 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 04:26:53 / August 22, 2020 @ 4:26 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000biw1. Id of event: us6000biw1.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magnaga, Manay, Lupon. The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Magnaga (c. 7 600 pop). Close 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km SE of Tamisan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5149° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5646° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39 km SE of Tamisan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-22 04:26:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-22 04:45:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 1.056 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us6000biw1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000biw1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000biw1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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