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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag was detected near Sarangani in Philippines



Earthquake location 4.2088S, 126.7201WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 192 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (119 miles). Unique identifier: us20005fjj. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005fjj. The temblor was detected at 16:29:21 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7201 East, latitude 4.2088 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sarangani in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 08:29:21 / April 5, 2016 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT.

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 sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 192 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7201° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.2088° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 192km SE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-05 08:29:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-05 08:55:50 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 4.94 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 500 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 3.06 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005fjj Id of event.
Event Code 20005fjj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005fjj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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