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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near General Luna in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.9524S, 126.3175WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from General Luna in Philippines on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007mb3. Unique identifier: us10007mb3. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 16:09:35 / December 23, 2016 @ 4:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 126.3175° East, latitude 9.9524° North, depth = 61.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.16 km (38 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:09:35 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tago, Mainit, Kitcharao (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 fourty-three 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 25 km NE of General Luna, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3175° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.9524° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NE of General Luna, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 16:09:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 16:27:36 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 4.1 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 2.955 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10007mb3 Id of event.
Event Code 10007mb3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mb3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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