A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Gadung in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 603.48 km (375 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 123.6582° East, latitude 6.7506° North, depth = 603.48 km. Event id: us20004upt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004upt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 14:36:55 / January 26, 2016 @ 2:36 pm. The temblor was picked up at 22:36:55 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Cotabato (c. 179 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Pagaluñgan (c. 31 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Maganoy (c. 17 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Dalican (c. 13 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kalamansig (c. 12 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from South Upi (c. 12 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dado, Pagaluñgan, Kauran.
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 40 km W of Gadung, Philippines.
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