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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Aloleng in Philippines

Earthquake location 16.0999S, 119.6493WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Aloleng in Philippines. Id of earthquake: us200082vz. Event ids that are associated: us200082vz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.19 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:16:38 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 17:16:38 / December 20, 2016 @ 5:16 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 119.6493 East, latitude 16.0999 North, depth = 46.19 km.

The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Manaoag (c. 59 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lingayen (c. 56 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Binmaley (c. 44 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Camiling (c. 39 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carmen, Sapang, Villasis (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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: 14 km WSW of Aloleng, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.6493° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WSW of Aloleng, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-20 17:16:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 17:59:59 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 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 6.817 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us200082vz Id of event.
Event Code 200082vz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082vz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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