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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Claveria in Philippines

Earthquake location 18.7458S, 121.0641WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Claveria in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 24.47 km, 121.0641° East, 18.7458° North. The temblor was picked up at 23:46:42 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.47 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/07/15 / 2015-07-18 15:46:42 / July 18, 2015 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002ye0. Id of event: us20002ye0.

Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Magapit, Aguiguican (c. 13 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Magapit (c. 11 200 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Magapit, Aguiguican, Lasam, Batac City (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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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: 15 km N of Claveria, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.0641° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7458° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km N of Claveria, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-18 15:46:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-18 16:05:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 432 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 1.321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us20002ye0 Id of event.
Event Code 20002ye0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002ye0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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