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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 55 km ESE of Caburan, Philippines



Earthquake location 5.7531S, 126.1133WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Caburan in Philippines on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.38 km (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.1133 East, latitude 5.7531 North, depth = 108.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 05:06:14 / May 14, 2017 @ 5:06 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008wgr. Event ids that are associated: us10008wgr. The temblor was detected at 13:06:14 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Suyan (c. 7 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malapatan, Pangyan, Malita.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km ESE of Caburan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1133° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.7531° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km ESE of Caburan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-14 05:06:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-07 07:46:56 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 1.411 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10008wgr Id of event.
Event Code 10008wgr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wgr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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