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

Earthquake location 6.3473S, 126.4627WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 17:43:49 / January 5, 2021 @ 5:43 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.31 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.4627 East, latitude 6.3473 North, depth = 133.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5u8. Unique identifier: us6000d5u8. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:43:49 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malita, Talagutong, San Ignacio (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km E of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4627° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.3473° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km E of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-05 17:43:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-06 23:08:57 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 1.133 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us6000d5u8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5u8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5u8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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