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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near San Isidro in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.4112S, 126.1873WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from San Isidro in Philippines. 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). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h34j. Id of event: us1000h34j. Exact location of event, longitude 126.1873 East, latitude 10.4112 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 04:44:31 / September 27, 2018 @ 4:44 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:44:31 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Loreto (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Surigao, Socorro, Guiuan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 45 km NNE of San Isidro, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.1873° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.4112° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km NNE of San Isidro, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-27 04:44:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-27 05:45:12 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 3.374 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 98 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 us1000h34j Id of event.
Event Code 1000h34j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h34j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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