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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Hinatuan in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.439S, 126.6372WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Hinatuan in Philippines on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 126.6372 East, latitude 8.439 North, depth = 65.54 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:39:45 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000myzy. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000myzy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.54 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/05/24 / 2024-05-10 18:39:45 / May 10, 2024 @ 6:39 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loreto, Tandag, Veruela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Veruela (c. 18 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Trento (c. 15 900 pop).

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

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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. 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: 34 km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6372° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.439° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-10 18:39:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-05 16:51:11 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 271 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.718 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us6000myzy Id of event.
Event Code 6000myzy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000myzy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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