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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Balangonan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.2398S, 124.8643WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Balangonan in Philippines on Saturday. Unique identifier: us10008p8f. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008p8f. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 124.8643° East, 5.2398° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 20:54:01 / April 28, 2017 @ 8:54 pm. The temblor was detected at 04:54:01 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malapatan, Sapu Padidu, Kiamba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kiamba (c. 11 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Sapu Padidu (c. 9 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Maasin (c. 5 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km SW of Balangonan, 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 124.8643° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2398° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km SW of Balangonan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-28 20:54:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-19 18:46:31 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 1.951 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us10008p8f Id of event.
Event Code 10008p8f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008p8f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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