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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Libas in Philippines



Earthquake location 9.8989S, 126.045WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Libas in Philippines. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 02:43:58 / January 30, 2017 @ 2:43 am. Exact location of event, longitude 126.045 East, latitude 9.8989 North, depth = 74.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:43:58 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007w4d. Unique identifier: us10007w4d. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.47 km (46 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabadbaran, Tago, Tubay (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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: 6 km ENE of Libas, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.045° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ENE of Libas, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-30 02:43:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-30 03:03:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 400 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 2.848 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10007w4d Id of event.
Event Code 10007w4d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007w4d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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