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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near La Paz in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.1325S, 126.6122WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from La Paz in Philippines. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 22:16:59 / September 30, 2020 @ 10:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 126.6122 East, latitude 9.1325 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:16:59 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c65b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c65b.

Event epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tagbina (c. 10 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hinatuan (c. 10 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Barobo (c. 9 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dapa, Hinatuan, Tagbina (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 41 km ENE of La Paz, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6122° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.1325° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km ENE of La Paz, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-30 22:16:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 22:58:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.29 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us6000c65b Id of event.
Event Code 6000c65b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c65b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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