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

Earthquake location 11.1307S, 126.0588WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Sulangan in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 07:13:23 / January 12, 2020 @ 7:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 126.0588° East, 11.1307° North. Unique identifier: us60007esr. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007esr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:13:23 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Maydolong (c. 5 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Giporlos (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borongan, Maydolong, Balangiga (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NE of Sulangan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0588° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1307° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NE of Sulangan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-12 07:13:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-07 10:43:17 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 12.527 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us60007esr Id of event.
Event Code 60007esr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007esr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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