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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Lupon in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.8841S, 126.0159WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Lupon in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 21:56:20 / December 17, 2019 @ 9:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.11 km (24 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:56:20 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006u73. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006u73. Exact location of event, longitude 126.0159 East, latitude 6.8841 North, depth = 38.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magsaysay, Santo Niño, Montevista (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 1 km SSE of Lupon, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0159° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8841° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSE of Lupon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-17 21:56:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-08 03:16:43 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 0.471 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 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 us70006u73 Id of event.
Event Code 70006u73 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006u73, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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