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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Hukay in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.8349S, 120.7WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Hukay in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 18:02:30 / August 12, 2017 @ 6:02 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:02:30 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a8tv. Event ids that are associated: us2000a8tv. Exact location of event, longitude 120.7 East, latitude 13.8349 North, depth = 126.78 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 126.78 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bacoor (c. 357 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cainta, Taytay, Malaya (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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 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: 1 km SSW of Hukay, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.7° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8349° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSW of Hukay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-12 18:02:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-04 17:17:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 0.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us2000a8tv Id of event.
Event Code 2000a8tv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a8tv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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