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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Gamut in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.9201S, 126.1244WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gamut in Philippines on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dtf2. Id of event: us1000dtf2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 126.1244° East, 8.9201° North, depth 74.36 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 74.36 km (46 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:49:02 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/04/18 / 2018-04-24 13:49:02 / April 24, 2018 @ 1:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dapa, Bacuag, Nasipit (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 10 km SSW of Gamut, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1244° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.9201° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSW of Gamut, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-24 13:49:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-29 18:39:21 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 15.238 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us1000dtf2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dtf2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dtf2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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