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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 6 km NNW of Balatero, Philippines

Earthquake location 13.5558S, 120.9025WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Balatero in Philippines on Friday. The temblor was reported at 22:40:29 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.9025 East, latitude 13.5558 North, depth = 139.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 14:40:29 / August 31, 2018 @ 2:40 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 139.95 km (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5z6. Id of event: us2000h5z6.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Bacoor (c. 357 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lucena (c. 228 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanay, Morong, Mabitac (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 6 km NNW of Balatero, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9025° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5558° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNW of Balatero, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-31 14:40:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 14:59:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.73 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 466 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 8.656 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 109 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 us2000h5z6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h5z6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h5z6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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