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

Earthquake location 6.0716S, 124.0456WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Palimbang in Philippines on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 13:13:09 / February 25, 2020 @ 1:13 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007wfn. Unique identifier: us70007wfn. The temblor was detected at 21:13:09 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 124.0456 East, latitude 6.0716 North, depth = 538.83 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 538.83 km (335 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kauran, Lambo, Bañga (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Isulan (c. 31 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Surallah (c. 31 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Laguilayan (c. 17 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kalamansig (c. 12 800 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km SW of Palimbang, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.0456° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.0716° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 538.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SW of Palimbang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-25 13:13:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-25 14:20:48 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 5.592 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us70007wfn Id of event.
Event Code 70007wfn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007wfn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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