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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Bobon in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.919S, 126.2793WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Bobon in Philippines. The temblor was detected at 01:51:55 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.2793° East, latitude 6.919° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70007nuz. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007nuz. Global time and date of event 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 17:51:55 / February 3, 2020 @ 5:51 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taytayan, La Libertad, Magatos. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Each 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km NW of Bobon, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2793° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.919° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Bobon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-03 17:51:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-19 00:08:58 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 0.711 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us70007nuz Id of event.
Event Code 70007nuz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007nuz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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