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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Looc in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.5433S, 120.1548WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Looc in Philippines. Event id: us1000gbgk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gbgk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:37:55 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 120.1548° East, 13.5433° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/18 / 2018-08-13 01:37:55 / August 13, 2018 @ 1:37 am.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Balayan (c. 50 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Taal (c. 39 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pascual (c. 39 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sablayan (c. 38 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Calaca (c. 37 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendez-Nuñez, Pantijan No 2, Sablayan (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 22 km SSW of Looc, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.1548° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5433° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSW of Looc, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-13 01:37:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-20 23:21:41 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 385 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 8.471 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us1000gbgk Id of event.
Event Code 1000gbgk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gbgk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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