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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Kapatan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.884S, 125.2312WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Kapatan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.2312 East, latitude 5.884 North, depth = 99.55 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.55 km (62 miles). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:59:54 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000fvnq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000fvnq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/18 / 2018-07-03 09:59:54 / July 3, 2018 @ 9:59 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bagontapay, Coronon, Tulunan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Tacurong (c. 54 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 25 km (16 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. 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: 1 km SSW of Kapatan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.2312° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.884° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSW of Kapatan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-03 09:59:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-03 10:25:34 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 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.95 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 487 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 1.227 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us2000fvnq Id of event.
Event Code 2000fvnq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000fvnq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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