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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 46 km NE of Cabodiongan, Philippines

Earthquake location 12.9575S, 125.3516WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Cabodiongan in Philippines. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 20:20:54 / February 16, 2016 @ 8:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004r1s. Id of event: us10004r1s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:20:54 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 125.3516° East, latitude 12.9575° North, depth = 35 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Oras (c. 9 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Palapag (c. 8 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Catarman, Oras, Mondragon (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NE of Cabodiongan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3516° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9575° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km NE of Cabodiongan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-16 20:20:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 21:15:26 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 22.091 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10004r1s Id of event.
Event Code 10004r1s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004r1s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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