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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Danglas in Philippines

Earthquake location 17.7762S, 120.5859WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Danglas in Philippines on Thursday. Event id: us100047wy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100047wy. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.57 km (45 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.5859 East, latitude 17.7762 North, depth = 72.57 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:44:03 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 12:44:03 / December 17, 2015 @ 12:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Tabuk (c. 27 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Claveria, Monamon, Mankayan (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 11 km NW of Danglas, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.5859° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7762° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NW of Danglas, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-17 12:44:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-17 13:02:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 452 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 5.037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us100047wy Id of event.
Event Code 100047wy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100047wy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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