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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Kalbay in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.5762S, 125.7474WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kalbay in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 133.52 km, 125.7474° East, 5.5762° North. Event id: us10006ci7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ci7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.52 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:06:59 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/08/16 / 2016-08-10 04:06:59 / August 10, 2016 @ 4:06 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basiawan, Sulit, Polomolok.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 32 km ESE of Kalbay, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.7474° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.5762° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ESE of Kalbay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-10 04:06:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-10 04:26:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 449 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 1.493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us10006ci7 Id of event.
Event Code 10006ci7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006ci7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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