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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 14 km ENE of Santa Maria, Philippines

Earthquake location 8.0177S, 126.5748WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Santa Maria in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, 126.5748° East, 8.0177° North, depth 96.32 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:36 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 17:17:36 / April 19, 2016 @ 5:17 pm. Event id: us20005juz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005juz. The epicenter was at a depth of 96.32 km (60 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aras-asan, San Ignacio, Talacogon (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from New Corella (c. 20 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Mariano (c. 18 700 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km ENE of Santa Maria, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5748° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.0177° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE of Santa Maria, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-19 17:17:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 17:37:33 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 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 1.364 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 47 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 us20005juz Id of event.
Event Code 20005juz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005juz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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