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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near San Nicolas in Philippines

Earthquake location 14.9028S, 119.7324WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from San Nicolas in Philippines. Id of earthquake: us1000etr8. Event ids that are associated: us1000etr8. The temblor was reported at 17:46:25 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.33 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/06/18 / 2018-06-17 09:46:25 / June 17, 2018 @ 9:46 am. Exact location of event, longitude 119.7324 East, latitude 14.9028 North, depth = 34.33 km.

Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Angeles City (c. 299 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santol (c. 299 000 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from San Fernando (c. 251 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Olongapo (c. 221 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Mabalacat City (c. 188 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Bulaon (c. 131 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Hagonoy (c. 123 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Calumpit (c. 91 800 pop). 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 Cut-cut Primero, Apalit, Calumpit.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 37 km W of San Nicolas, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.7324° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.9028° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km W of San Nicolas, 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 09:46:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-17 10:03:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 468 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 7.975 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us1000etr8 Id of event.
Event Code 1000etr8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000etr8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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