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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Sulangan in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.809S, 126.3049WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Sulangan in Philippines. Exact location of event, longitude 126.3049 East, latitude 10.809 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 19:57:03 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 11:57:03 / September 10, 2018 @ 11:57 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hbvq. Unique identifier: us2000hbvq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Loreto (c. 5 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Giporlos (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Llorente, Balangiga, Giporlos (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 54 km ESE of Sulangan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.3049° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.809° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km ESE 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 2018-09-10 11:57:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-10 12:14:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 416 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 3.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us2000hbvq Id of event.
Event Code 2000hbvq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hbvq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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