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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag was detected near Surigao in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.8207S, 125.548WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Surigao in Philippines. Exact location of event, longitude 125.548 East, latitude 9.8207 North, depth = 19.59 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.59 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000870s. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000870s. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 00:08:20 / March 5, 2017 @ 12:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:08:20 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mabini, Mambajao, Tandag. Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Buenavista (c. 18 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 7 km ENE of Surigao, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.548° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8207° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ENE of Surigao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-05 00:08:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-05 00:28:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.74 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 501 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 2.733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us1000870s Id of event.
Event Code 1000870s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000870s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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