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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near San Policarpo in Philippines

Earthquake location 12.1871S, 125.5722WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Policarpo in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 125.5722° East, latitude 12.1871° North, depth = 94.08 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.08 km (58 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:52:41 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004dyh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dyh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 07:52:41 / January 13, 2016 @ 7:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Dolores (c. 9 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Oras (c. 9 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mondragon, Pagsanghan, Catbalogan. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 7 km E of San Policarpo, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.5722° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.1871° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E of San Policarpo, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-13 07:52:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-13 08:11:53 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 9.867 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 138 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 us10004dyh Id of event.
Event Code 10004dyh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dyh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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