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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Garcia Hernandez in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.4196S, 124.2744WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Garcia Hernandez in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 524.77 km (326 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:29:53 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 124.2744° East, latitude 9.4196° North, depth = 524.77 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076yr. Id of event: us100076yr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/11/16 / 2016-11-07 12:29:53 / November 7, 2016 @ 12:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Tagbilaran City (c. 86 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Danao (c. 17 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tibigan (c. 11 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Talibon (c. 11 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Siquijor (c. 10 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mambajao (c. 10 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moog, Balingasag, Bogo.

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 two 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 21 km S of Garcia Hernandez, 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 124.2744° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4196° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 524.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km S of Garcia Hernandez, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-07 12:29:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 09:44:37 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 7.112 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 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 us100076yr Id of event.
Event Code 100076yr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076yr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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