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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Namuac in Philippines



Earthquake location 19.2734S, 121.165WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Namuac in Philippines on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.165 East, latitude 19.2734 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:29:14 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 02:29:14 / January 29, 2016 @ 2:29 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004vec. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vec.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ballesteros, Cabaritan East, Claveria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Ballesteros (c. 5 600 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 three 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 73 km N of Namuac, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.165° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2734° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km N of Namuac, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-29 02:29:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 02:49:20 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 3.527 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20004vec Id of event.
Event Code 20004vec An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vec, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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