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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Hinatuan in Philippines


Earthquake location 8.4403S, 126.5012WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hinatuan in Philippines on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 126.5012° East, 8.4403° North, depth 65.44 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.44 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:56:55 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mp0c. Id of event: us7000mp0c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/24 / 2024-05-23 04:56:55 / May 23, 2024 @ 4:56 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayugan, Monkayo, San Luis.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5012° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.4403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19 km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-23 04:56:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-06 05:14:32 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.64 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us7000mp0c Id of event.
Event Code 7000mp0c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mp0c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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