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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Baculin in Philippines

Earthquake location 7.3993S, 126.9714WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Baculin in Philippines. The temblor was picked up at 11:20:57 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.43 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hjq4. Unique identifier: us2000hjq4. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 03:20:57 / September 17, 2018 @ 3:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 126.9714° East, latitude 7.3993° North, depth = 30.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 Lingig, Cateel, Taytayan. Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Taytayan (c. 6 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cateel (c. 6 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Lingig (c. 6 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km E of Baculin, 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 126.9714° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.3993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km E of Baculin, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-17 03:20:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-04 01:31:15 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 1.419 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 139 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 us2000hjq4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hjq4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hjq4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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