Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Moderate World Earthquakes Magnitude 5–5.9

Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near San Miguel in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.0728S, 124.7329WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Miguel in Philippines on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 124.7329° East, 8.0728° North. The temblor was picked up at 15:20:01 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us1000d4lu. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4lu. Global time and date of event 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 07:20:01 / March 15, 2018 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 102 km (63 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Cagayan de Oro (c. 445 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Iligan City (c. 312 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mantampay (c. 265 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Marawi City (c. 143 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ozamiz City (c. 93 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Valencia (c. 83 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tubod, Jimenez, Budta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 twenty 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.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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 NNW of San Miguel, Philippines.

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.7329° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.0728° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNW of San Miguel, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-15 07:20:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-15 07:43:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 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 386 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 1.302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us1000d4lu Id of event.
Event Code 1000d4lu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d4lu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply