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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Alicia in Philippines

Earthquake location 16.8055S, 121.7146WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Alicia in Philippines on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 02:10:09 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.05 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/16 / 2016-03-15 18:10:09 / March 15, 2016 @ 6:10 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 40.05 km, 121.7146° East, 16.8055° North. Id of earthquake: us20005as1. Event ids that are associated: us20005as1.

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Tuguegarao City (c. 115 100 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Santiago (c. 108 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ilagan (c. 72 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Solana (c. 71 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Bayombong (c. 48 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ramon (c. 36 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buguias, Solana, Baculongan.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km NNE of Alicia, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.7146° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.8055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNE of Alicia, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-15 18:10:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-12 18:49:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 6.01 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us20005as1 Id of event.
Event Code 20005as1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005as1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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