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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Lapinigan in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.3822S, 125.9137WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Lapinigan in Philippines on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.39 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006k8f. Event ids that are associated: us10006k8f. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 02:38:12 / September 4, 2016 @ 2:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:38:12 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 125.9137 East, latitude 8.3822 North, depth = 12.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Valencia (c. 83 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Mariano (c. 70 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Malaybalay (c. 61 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cuambog, Simod, Kibangay (min 5000 pop).

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. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km WSW of Lapinigan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9137° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.3822° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WSW of Lapinigan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-04 02:38:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-04 03:02:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.04 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 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 541 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 1.345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us10006k8f Id of event.
Event Code 10006k8f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006k8f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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