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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Baculin in Philippines

Earthquake location 7.3832S, 127.1691WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Baculin in Philippines on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 12:45:29 / January 3, 2021 @ 12:45 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000d81c. Event ids that are associated: us6000d81c. Exact location of event, longitude 127.1691 East, latitude 7.3832 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:45:29 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cateel, Taytayan, San Ignacio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Taytayan (c. 6 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Cateel (c. 6 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kinablangan (c. 5 400 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 65 km E of Baculin, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 127.1691° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.3832° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km E of Baculin, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-03 12:45:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-17 12:53:30 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 340 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 1.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us6000d81c Id of event.
Event Code 6000d81c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d81c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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