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

Earthquake location 5.6609S, 125.8541WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Caburan in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.29 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 125.8541° East, 5.6609° North, depth 114.29 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:26:47 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000j5ul. Event ids that are associated: us2000j5ul. Global time and date of event 02/01/19 / 2019-01-02 21:26:47 / January 2, 2019 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maluñgun, General Santos, Katangawan. The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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. 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: 36 km SE of Caburan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.8541° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.6609° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SE of Caburan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-02 21:26:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-19 23:58:53 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 1.426 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us2000j5ul Id of event.
Event Code 2000j5ul An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j5ul, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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