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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1915S, 125.286WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Unique identifier: us6000d416. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d416. Exact location of event, depth 43.84 km, 125.286° East, 5.1915° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 17:05:21 / December 29, 2020 @ 5:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.84 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:05:21 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alabel, Suyan, Lun Pequeño (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 30 km SW of Sarangani, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.286° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30 km SW 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 17:05:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-29 17:42:08 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 1.888 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us6000d416 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d416 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d416, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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