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

Earthquake location 9.0674S, 126.1647WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tandag in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, 126.1647° East, 9.0674° North, depth 36.58 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 15:38:41 / December 15, 2020 @ 3:38 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:38:41 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.58 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cs69. Unique identifier: us7000cs69. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Placer, Mainit, Buenavista (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km WSW of Tandag, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1647° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.0674° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km WSW of Tandag, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-15 15:38:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-21 15:41:12 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 2.067 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us7000cs69 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cs69 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cs69, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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