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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Sulangan in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.1573S, 126.0348WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Sulangan in Philippines. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:33:31 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 126.0348° East, 11.1573° North, depth 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ggg9. Unique identifier: us1000ggg9. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/18 / 2018-08-24 04:33:31 / August 24, 2018 @ 4:33 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basey, Loreto, Borongan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Basey (c. 7 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Maydolong (c. 5 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Loreto (c. 5 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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: 33 km NE of Sulangan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0348° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1573° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NE of Sulangan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-24 04:33:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-24 04:48:43 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 449 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 4.086 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us1000ggg9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ggg9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ggg9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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