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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Gadung in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.8786S, 123.8152WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Gadung in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 541.26 km (336 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.8152 East, latitude 6.8786 North, depth = 541.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/05/18 / 2018-05-10 18:02:29 / May 10, 2018 @ 6:02 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000e26e. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e26e. The temblor was reported at 02:02:29 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malangas, Maitum, Tamnag. Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Pagadian (c. 186 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cotabato (c. 179 400 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Muricay (c. 132 100 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tacurong (c. 54 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Parang (c. 44 900 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km WNW of Gadung, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.8152° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8786° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 541.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km WNW of Gadung, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-10 18:02:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-10 18:16:43 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 536 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 1.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 25 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000e26e Id of event.
Event Code 1000e26e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e26e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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