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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 9 km WNW of Davila, Philippines

Earthquake location 18.5123S, 120.4988WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Davila in Philippines on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 120.4988° East, latitude 18.5123° North, depth = 37.86 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.86 km (24 miles). Global time and date of event 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 20:04:03 / December 12, 2020 @ 8:04 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000cqmm. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqmm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:04:03 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cabugao, Claveria, Batac City. Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cabugao (c. 6 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km WNW of Davila, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.4988° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5123° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km WNW of Davila, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-12 20:04:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-12 22:21:45 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 271 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 0.956 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us7000cqmm Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqmm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqmm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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