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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Talisayan in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.0135S, 124.7364WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Talisayan in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.7364 East, latitude 11.0135 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 22:26:14 / August 22, 2017 @ 10:26 pm. Unique identifier: us2000aasy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aasy. The temblor was reported at 06:26:14 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Danao (c. 70 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bogo (c. 23 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Cogan (c. 21 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Compostela (c. 18 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Compostela, Borongan, Maydolong (min 5000 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km NNE of Talisayan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.7364° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.0135° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km 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 2017-08-22 22:26:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-22 22:48:21 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 4.8 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 385 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 4.006 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us2000aasy Id of event.
Event Code 2000aasy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aasy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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