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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Baliton in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.7471S, 125.2219WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Baliton in Philippines on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 125.2219° East, latitude 5.7471° North, depth = 45.65 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:54:40 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60007nhl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007nhl. Global time and date of event 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 00:54:40 / January 23, 2020 @ 12:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.65 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Maria, Koronadal, Basiawan. Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km WNW of Baliton, 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 125.2219° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.7471° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km WNW of Baliton, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-23 00:54:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-08 02:50:23 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 1.361 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us60007nhl Id of event.
Event Code 60007nhl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007nhl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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