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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Loay in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.3905S, 123.9792WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Loay in Philippines. The temblor was detected at 09:06:13 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 521.04 km (324 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.9792 East, latitude 9.3905 North, depth = 521.04 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008tp0. Unique identifier: us10008tp0. Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 01:06:13 / May 20, 2017 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugait, Bonawon, Barra (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Cebu City (c. 798 600 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Lapu-Lapu City (c. 350 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Mandaue City (c. 331 300 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Toledo (c. 156 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Talisay (c. 133 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Dumaguete (c. 113 500 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Dipolog (c. 93 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tagbilaran City (c. 86 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days 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. 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: 23 km S of Loay, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.9792° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.3905° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 521.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km S of Loay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-20 01:06:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-20 01:24:48 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 2.27 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 536 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 2.797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008tp0 Id of event.
Event Code 10008tp0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tp0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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