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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Litayan in Philippines

Earthquake location 7.3828S, 123.8666WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Litayan in Philippines. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kzx. Id of event: us20005kzx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 606.67 km, 123.8666° East, 7.3828° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 22:57:19 / April 15, 2016 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:57:19 / 6:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 606.67 km (377 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Pagadian (c. 186 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Cotabato (c. 179 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Marawi City (c. 143 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Muricay (c. 132 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kalamansig, Kauran, Wao (min 5000 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 19 km WNW of Litayan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.8666° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.3828° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 606.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WNW of Litayan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 22:57:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 03:00:59 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 5.768 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us20005kzx Id of event.
Event Code 20005kzx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kzx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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