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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 25 km WSW of Balangonan, Philippines

Earthquake location 5.4859S, 125.1386WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Balangonan in Philippines on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 125.1386° East, 5.4859° North, depth 10 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:58:22 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/06/17 / 2017-06-09 12:58:22 / June 9, 2017 @ 12:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009lil. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009lil. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kipalbig, Talagutong, Lambo (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 25 km WSW of Balangonan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.1386° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.4859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WSW of Balangonan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-09 12:58:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-09 13:21:27 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 3.4 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 416 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 1.633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us20009lil Id of event.
Event Code 20009lil An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009lil, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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