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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 8 km E of Lapuan, Philippines

Earthquake location 6.1309S, 125.7764WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Lapuan in Philippines. Unique identifier: us1000etjq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000etjq. The temblor was picked up at 10:39:38 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.78 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.7764 East, latitude 6.1309 North, depth = 127.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/18 / 2018-06-17 02:39:38 / June 17, 2018 @ 2:39 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carpenter, Samal, Mati. Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop). Close 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 8 km E of Lapuan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.7764° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.1309° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km 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 2018-06-17 02:39:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-17 02:56:04 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 0.953 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us1000etjq Id of event.
Event Code 1000etjq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000etjq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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