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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Mayo in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.9595S, 126.3665WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Mayo in Philippines. Event id: us10008uua. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008uua. Global time and date of event 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 22:24:44 / May 17, 2017 @ 10:24 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:24:44 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 126.3665° East, 6.9595° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cambanugoy, Cateel, New Corella (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop).

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

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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. 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: 6 km SE of Mayo, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3665° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.9595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SE of Mayo, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-17 22:24:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-13 22:40:50 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 0.789 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us10008uua Id of event.
Event Code 10008uua An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008uua, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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