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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 20 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines

Earthquake location 5.2564S, 125.5695WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines on Tuesday. 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 178.56 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:21:54 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 21:21:54 / August 29, 2016 @ 9:21 pm. Id of earthquake: us10006jlt. Event ids that are associated: us10006jlt. Exact location, longitude 125.5695° East, latitude 5.2564° North, depth = 178.56 km.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lun Pequeño, Suyan, Maasin (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 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: 20 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.5695° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2564° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 178.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-29 21:21:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-13 03:13:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.801 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us10006jlt Id of event.
Event Code 10006jlt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jlt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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