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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.3419S, 126.3968WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:45:10 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.3968 East, latitude 6.3419 North, depth = 61.9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/07/15 / 2015-07-31 01:45:10 / July 31, 2015 @ 1:45 am. Id of earthquake: us10002wrf. Event ids that are associated: us10002wrf. The epicenter was at a depth of 61.9 km (38 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malita, San Ignacio, Talagutong (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 24 km E of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3968° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.3419° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km E of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-31 01:45:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-31 02:07:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 1.087 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us10002wrf Id of event.
Event Code 10002wrf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002wrf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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