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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Aumbay in Philippines

Earthquake location 7.0935S, 125.8286WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Aumbay in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000h6lu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h6lu. The epicenter was at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/18 / 2018-10-03 21:44:21 / October 3, 2018 @ 9:44 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:44:21 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.8286 East, latitude 7.0935 North, depth = 49 km.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talagutong, Amas, Andop (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km ESE of Aumbay, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.8286° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.0935° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ESE of Aumbay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-03 21:44:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-03 22:39:42 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 0.248 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us1000h6lu Id of event.
Event Code 1000h6lu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h6lu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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