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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Culaman in Philippines



Earthquake location 6.0156S, 125.6WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Culaman in Philippines on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:02:04 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003le1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003le1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.72 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 12:02:04 / September 23, 2015 @ 12:02 pm. Exact location, longitude 125.6° East, latitude 6.0156° North, depth = 48.72 km.

The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carpenter, La Union, Tuban. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 8 km NW of Culaman, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.6° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.0156° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NW of Culaman, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-23 12:02:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 07:25:28 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 1.047 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us10003le1 Id of event.
Event Code 10003le1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003le1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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