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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 5 km SSW of Barong, Philippines

Earthquake location 18.0104S, 120.7172WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Barong in Philippines on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/07/15 / 2015-07-05 12:56:51 / July 5, 2015 @ 12:56 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002nih. Id of event: us10002nih. Exact location, longitude 120.7172° East, latitude 18.0104° North, depth = 41.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:56:51 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.74 km (26 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Solana (c. 71 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Tabuk (c. 27 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nattapian, Solana, Atulayan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 5 km SSW of Barong, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.7172° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0104° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Barong, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-05 12:56:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-05 13:15:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 449 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 4.795 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10002nih Id of event.
Event Code 10002nih An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002nih, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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