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

Earthquake location 16.7542S, 120.4075WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santol in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.41 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007mc1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mc1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.4075 East, latitude 16.7542 North, depth = 101.41 km. Global time and date of event 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 19:48:25 / December 23, 2016 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:48:25 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Manaoag (c. 59 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lingayen (c. 56 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bacag, Bantay, Bugallon (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 5 km WSW of Santol, 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 120.4075° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7542° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WSW of Santol, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 19:48:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 22:56:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 6.065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us10007mc1 Id of event.
Event Code 10007mc1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mc1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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