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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Palimbang in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.817S, 123.9661WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Palimbang in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 539.77 km (335 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 15:31:47 / February 19, 2017 @ 3:31 pm. Unique identifier: us20008kt1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008kt1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:31:47 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 123.9661 East, latitude 5.817 North, depth = 539.77 km.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puloypuloy, Sebu, Kalamansig (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kalamansig (c. 12 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kiamba (c. 11 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Maitum (c. 8 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bantogon (c. 5 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puloypuloy (c. 5 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km SSW of Palimbang, Philippines. This data 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 123.9661° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.817° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 539.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSW of Palimbang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-19 15:31:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-19 16:47:30 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 2.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us20008kt1 Id of event.
Event Code 20008kt1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kt1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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