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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 24 km WNW of Callaguip, Philippines

Earthquake location 18.1737S, 120.277WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Callaguip in Philippines. The temblor was reported at 12:00:27 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 120.277° East, latitude 18.1737° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 04:00:27 / March 12, 2016 @ 4:00 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004wy7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004wy7.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candon, Claveria, Vigan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Candon (c. 11 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km WNW of Callaguip, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.277° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1737° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km WNW of Callaguip, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-12 04:00:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-12 04:19:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.32 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 483 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 4.681 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004wy7 Id of event.
Event Code 10004wy7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004wy7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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