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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 62 km NNE of Cabatuan, Philippines



Earthquake location 13.0112S, 125.5148WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Cabatuan in Philippines on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23.21 km (14 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:23:27 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004r1t. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004r1t. Global time and date of event 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 20:23:27 / February 16, 2016 @ 8:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 125.5148° East, latitude 13.0112° North, depth = 23.21 km.

Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Palapag (c. 8 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arteche (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arteche, Pambujan, Gamay (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 62 km NNE of Cabatuan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.5148° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0112° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km NNE of Cabatuan, 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 20:23:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 21:23:32 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 4.582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 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 us10004r1t Id of event.
Event Code 10004r1t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004r1t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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