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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Lapase in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.1929S, 123.86WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Lapase in Philippines on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 621.19 km (386 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:08:47 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/15 / 2015-08-02 13:08:47 / August 2, 2015 @ 1:08 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 123.86 East, latitude 8.1929 North, depth = 621.19 km. Event id: us10002xaf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002xaf.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Ana, Damilag, Tagoloan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Cagayan de Oro (c. 445 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Iligan City (c. 312 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mantampay (c. 265 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Pagadian (c. 186 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Marawi City (c. 143 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Muricay (c. 132 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Dipolog (c. 93 500 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby.

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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: 0 km W of Lapase, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.86° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.1929° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 621.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km W of Lapase, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-02 13:08:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-02 13:27:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 416 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 2.036 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us10002xaf Id of event.
Event Code 10002xaf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002xaf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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