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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Paluan in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.4177S, 120.529WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Paluan in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.73 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:49:50 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.529 East, latitude 13.4177 North, depth = 86.73 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/15 / 2015-08-09 04:49:50 / August 9, 2015 @ 4:49 am. Id of earthquake: us100030i8. Event ids that are associated: us100030i8.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Alaminos, Manggahan, Tiaong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Silang (c. 119 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tanauan (c. 68 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Santo Tomas (c. 57 400 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km E of Paluan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.529° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4177° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E of Paluan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-09 04:49:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-09 05:14:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 401 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 4.111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us100030i8 Id of event.
Event Code 100030i8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100030i8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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