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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Loreto in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.3999S, 125.9228WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Loreto in Philippines. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 14:32:14 / December 17, 2017 @ 2:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 48.82 km, 125.9228° East, 10.3999° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.82 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:32:14 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000c5eq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c5eq.

Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sogod (c. 8 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mainit, Sogod, Balangiga (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 38 km E of Loreto, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9228° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.3999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km E of Loreto, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-17 14:32:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-17 15:23:29 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 400 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 3.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 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 us2000c5eq Id of event.
Event Code 2000c5eq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c5eq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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