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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Hinatuan in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.5349S, 126.7518WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Hinatuan in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hij2. Unique identifier: us1000hij2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:40:33 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.7518 East, latitude 8.5349 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/18 / 2018-10-29 14:40:33 / October 29, 2018 @ 2:40 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Luis, Bayugan, Monkayo. Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Veruela (c. 18 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

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

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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: 49 km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7518° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.5349° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-29 14:40:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-29 14:58:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 1.862 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us1000hij2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hij2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hij2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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