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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 27 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1862S, 125.3451WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d42p. Unique identifier: us6000d42p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 19:08:47 / December 29, 2020 @ 7:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.75 km (18 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:08:47 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 125.3451° East, 5.1862° North, depth 28.75 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lun Pequeño, Caburan, Malapatan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Maasin (c. 5 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3451° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1862° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27 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 2020-12-29 19:08:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-29 20:25:10 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 1.885 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us6000d42p Id of event.
Event Code 6000d42p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d42p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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