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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Santa Monica in Philippines



Earthquake location 10.1301S, 126.0434WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 10:34:37 / March 24, 2018 @ 10:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d8k1. Id of event: us1000d8k1. The temblor was picked up at 18:34:37 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 126.0434° East, 10.1301° North, depth 80.94 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.94 km (50 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guiuan, Kitcharao, Alegria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km N of Santa Monica, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0434° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1301° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km N of Santa Monica, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-24 10:34:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-24 10:52:29 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 3.075 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 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 us1000d8k1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d8k1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d8k1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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