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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Santo Niño in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.9316S, 124.2718WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Santo Niño in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 124.2718° East, latitude 11.9316° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000bclx. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bclx. Global time and date of event 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 09:20:20 / August 18, 2020 @ 9:20 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:20:20 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Medellin, Tinaan, Bulan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km W of Santo Niño, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.2718° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9316° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19 km W of Santo Niño, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-18 09:20:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-13 07:06:24 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 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 33.189 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us7000bclx Id of event.
Event Code 7000bclx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bclx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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