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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Calamba in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.1379S, 125.623WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Calamba in Philippines. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.97 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 125.623° East, 9.1379° North, depth 34.97 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 18:29:03 / October 14, 2016 @ 6:29 pm. Id of earthquake: us20007e6x. Event ids that are associated: us20007e6x. The temblor was detected at 02:29:03 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mariano (c. 70 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jasaan, Loreto, Balingasag. Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NE of Calamba, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.623° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.1379° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NE of Calamba, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-14 18:29:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-14 18:52:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 451 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 2.055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us20007e6x Id of event.
Event Code 20007e6x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007e6x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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