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

Earthquake location 10.4901S, 125.5798WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Loreto in Philippines. The temblor was reported at 06:53:12 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1k7. Id of event: us7000d1k7. The epicenter was at a depth of 87.78 km (55 miles). Exact location, longitude 125.5798° East, latitude 10.4901° North, depth = 87.78 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 06:53:12 / January 20, 2021 @ 6:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llorente, Bacuag, Palo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Baybay (c. 17 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tanauan (c. 16 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Abuyog (c. 15 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Burauen (c. 14 300 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km N of Loreto, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.5798° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.4901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km N of Loreto, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-20 06:53:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-20 07:36:14 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 13.467 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us7000d1k7 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d1k7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d1k7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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