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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Lapuan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.1554S, 125.7832WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lapuan in Philippines on Saturday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:56:31 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000e37v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e37v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.62 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.7832 East, latitude 6.1554 North, depth = 128.62 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/18 / 2018-05-11 20:56:31 / May 11, 2018 @ 8:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carpenter, Bato, Davao (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 9 km E of Lapuan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.7832° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.1554° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of Lapuan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-11 20:56:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-11 21:23:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 401 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 0.93 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us1000e37v Id of event.
Event Code 1000e37v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e37v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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