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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.1556S, 126.069WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140.04 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000dh3t. Event ids that are associated: us6000dh3t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 21:46:56 / February 8, 2021 @ 9:46 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:46:56 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 140.04 km, 126.069° East, 6.1556° North.

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sulop, Katangawan, Malandag.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 25 km SSW of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.069° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.1556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25 km SSW of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-08 21:46:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-17 05:28:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.03 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us6000dh3t Id of event.
Event Code 6000dh3t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dh3t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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