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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Balangiga in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.9801S, 125.4297WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Balangiga in Philippines. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.585 km (71 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/24 / 2024-05-28 16:01:28 / May 28, 2024 @ 4:01 pm. Event id: us7000mnid. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mnid. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 113.585 km, 125.4297° East, 10.9801° North. The temblor was picked up at 16:01:28 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kananya, Capoocan, Ormoc. Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Baybay (c. 17 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanauan (c. 16 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 15 km SSE of Balangiga, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.4297° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9801° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.585 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km SSE of Balangiga, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-28 16:01:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-28 17:07:46 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 326 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 136 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.888 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us7000mnid Id of event.
Event Code 7000mnid An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mnid, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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