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

Earthquake location 9.1895S, 126.5362WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from La Paz in Philippines. The temblor was picked up at 11:34:04 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.44 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 11:34:04 / September 26, 2020 @ 11:34 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c3vy. Unique identifier: us6000c3vy. Exact location of event, longitude 126.5362 East, latitude 9.1895 North, depth = 80.44 km.

Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tagbina (c. 10 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hinatuan (c. 10 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Barobo (c. 9 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bah-Bah, Hinatuan, Tagbina (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km NE of La Paz, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5362° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.1895° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37 km NE 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 2020-09-26 11:34:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-18 08:18:10 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 2.309 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us6000c3vy Id of event.
Event Code 6000c3vy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c3vy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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