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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Santa Monica in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.269S, 126.0373WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:51:40 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/05/24 / 2024-05-22 14:51:40 / May 22, 2024 @ 2:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 126.0373° East, latitude 10.269° North, depth = 57.199 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.199 km (36 miles). Unique identifier: us7000mnts. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000mnts.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guiuan, Bacuag, Claver (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six 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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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: 27 km N of Santa Monica, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0373° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.269° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.199 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27 km N of Santa Monica, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-22 14:51:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-09 07:00:33 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 284 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 29 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.211 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us7000mnts Id of event.
Event Code 7000mnts An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mnts, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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