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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Lope de Vega in Philippines

Earthquake location 12.3297S, 124.6182WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Lope de Vega in Philippines on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 02:34:52 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 117.33 km, 124.6182° East, 12.3297° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.33 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 18:34:52 / October 17, 2018 @ 6:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000hdhw. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hdhw.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Babatngon, Bacon, San Jacinto. Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km N of Lope de Vega, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.6182° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.3297° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km N of Lope de Vega, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-17 18:34:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-17 18:52:32 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 5.311 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us1000hdhw Id of event.
Event Code 1000hdhw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hdhw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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