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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near San Isidro in Philippines



Earthquake location 10.1327S, 126.2558WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Isidro in Philippines. Event id: us10004bll. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bll. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:36:19 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 20:36:19 / January 5, 2016 @ 8:36 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 126.2558 East, latitude 10.1327 North, depth = 41.6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.6 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Claver (c. 5 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mainit, Luna, Cantilan.

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 23 km ENE of San Isidro, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2558° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1327° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ENE of San Isidro, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-05 20:36:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-05 20:53:38 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 385 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 3.116 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10004bll Id of event.
Event Code 10004bll An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bll, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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