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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Capoocan in Philippines



Earthquake location 11.2414S, 124.6448WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Capoocan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 120.03 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:30:13 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008smz. Id of event: us10008smz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 01:30:13 / May 16, 2017 @ 1:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 120.03 km, 124.6448° East, 11.2414° North.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borongan, San Policarpio, Calbayog City (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bogo (c. 23 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Baybay (c. 17 700 pop).

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km S of Capoocan, 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 124.6448° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2414° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km S of Capoocan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-16 01:30:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-15 00:49:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 299 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 4.246 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us10008smz Id of event.
Event Code 10008smz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008smz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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