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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Claveria in Philippines

Earthquake location 19.2442S, 121.1488WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Claveria in Philippines on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.98 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, depth 22.98 km, 121.1488° East, 19.2442° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j85q. Unique identifier: us2000j85q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/19 / 2019-01-24 08:34:53 / January 24, 2019 @ 8:34 am. The temblor was reported at 16:34:53 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 111 km (69 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ballesteros (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aparri, Ballesteros, Cabaritan East (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 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: 70 km N of Claveria, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.1488° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2442° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km N of Claveria, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-24 08:34:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-24 08:52:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.04 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 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 3.556 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us2000j85q Id of event.
Event Code 2000j85q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j85q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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