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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Talisayan in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.0008S, 124.7138WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Talisayan in Philippines on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.7138 East, latitude 11.0008 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:05:19 / 4:05 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000996v. Unique identifier: us1000996v. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 08:05:19 / July 6, 2017 @ 8:05 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 12 km (7 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Danao (c. 70 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Liloan (c. 49 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Consolacion (c. 48 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bogo (c. 23 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tinaan, Consolacion, Pagsanghan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km NNE of Talisayan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.7138° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.0008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNE of Talisayan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-06 08:05:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-26 07:44:22 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 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 432 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 3.998 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us1000996v Id of event.
Event Code 1000996v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000996v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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