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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1561S, 125.3649WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 55.68 km, 125.3649° East, 5.1561° North. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:38:54 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.68 km (35 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 12:38:54 / December 17, 2020 @ 12:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000crsf. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crsf.

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Suyan (c. 7 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Suyan, Lun Pequeño, Malapatan (min 5000 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 four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 29 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3649° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1561° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-17 12:38:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-17 13:06:31 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 369 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 1.913 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us7000crsf Id of event.
Event Code 7000crsf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crsf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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