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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Little Baguio in Philippines

Earthquake location 7.8833S, 125.1886WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Little Baguio in Philippines. Exact location of event, longitude 125.1886 East, latitude 7.8833 North, depth = 38.7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a52a. Unique identifier: us2000a52a. The temblor was reported at 15:39:21 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.7 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 07:39:21 / August 5, 2017 @ 7:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Makilala, Salvacion, Libungan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Cagayan de Oro (c. 445 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Iligan City (c. 312 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Marawi City (c. 143 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Valencia (c. 83 600 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km W of Little Baguio, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.1886° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.8833° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W of Little Baguio, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-05 07:39:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 08:02:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 392 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 0.896 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us2000a52a Id of event.
Event Code 2000a52a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a52a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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