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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.117S, 126.0358WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 11/12/18 / 2018-12-11 07:07:39 / December 11, 2018 @ 7:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 126.0358 East, latitude 5.117 North, depth = 92.7 km. Id of earthquake: us2000iupm. Event ids that are associated: us2000iupm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:07:39 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.7 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sarangani (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 70 km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0358° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.117° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-11 07:07:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-31 07:19:44 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 4.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us2000iupm Id of event.
Event Code 2000iupm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iupm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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