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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 9 km ENE of Paluan, Philippines

Earthquake location 13.4418S, 120.5492WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Paluan in Philippines on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 23:49:25 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000cjii. Event ids that are associated: us2000cjii. Exact location of earthquake, 120.5492° East, 13.4418° North, depth 35 km. Global time and date of event 14/01/18 / 2018-01-14 15:49:25 / January 14, 2018 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Silang (c. 119 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tanauan (c. 68 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santo Tomas (c. 57 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calintaan, Bulihan, Bitin (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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km ENE of Paluan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.5492° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4418° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ENE of Paluan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-14 15:49:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-14 16:15:28 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 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 405 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 8.5 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us2000cjii Id of event.
Event Code 2000cjii An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cjii, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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