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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Sarangani in Philippines



Earthquake location 3.9167S, 126.8883WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 228 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (142 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008jzd. Event ids that are associated: us20008jzd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.81 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sarangani in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 14:07:28 / February 15, 2017 @ 2:07 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:07:28 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.8883° East, latitude 3.9167° North, depth = 40.81 km.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 228 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.8883° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.9167° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 228km SE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-15 14:07:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-15 14:24:33 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 1 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 3.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us20008jzd Id of event.
Event Code 20008jzd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jzd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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