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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 16 km NW of San Isidro, Philippines

Earthquake location 11.5S, 124.2388WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from San Isidro in Philippines on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 16:51:54 / January 16, 2018 @ 4:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:51:54 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqxw. Id of event: us2000cqxw. Exact location of event, longitude 124.2388 East, latitude 11.5 North, depth = 35 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basey, Burauen, Catmon (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bogo (c. 23 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bantayan (c. 19 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km NW of San Isidro, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.2388° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NW of San Isidro, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-16 16:51:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 17:54:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 12.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us2000cqxw Id of event.
Event Code 2000cqxw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cqxw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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