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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 4 km SSW of Looc, Philippines

Earthquake location 13.6829S, 120.2284WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Looc in Philippines on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.95 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 08:37:30 / December 25, 2020 @ 8:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:37:30 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d62u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d62u. Exact location of earthquake, 120.2284° East, 13.6829° North, depth 89.95 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taysan, Malabag, Barahan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mariveles (c. 84 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Naic (c. 55 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Patuto (c. 52 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Balayan (c. 50 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Indang (c. 41 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 4 km SSW of Looc, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.2284° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6829° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km SSW of Looc, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-25 08:37:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-10 08:16:26 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 3.853 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us6000d62u Id of event.
Event Code 6000d62u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d62u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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