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Moderate earthquake 5.9 mag, 41 km E of General Luna, Philippines

Earthquake location 9.8311S, 126.5297WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from General Luna in Philippines on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 24.71 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 11:55:08 / February 8, 2019 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:55:08 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.5297 East, latitude 9.8311 North, depth = 24.71 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jfb2. Unique identifier: us2000jfb2.

Earthquake epicenter was 113 km (71 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Kitcharao (c. 7 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loreto, Mainit, Luna (min 5000 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 41 km E of General Luna, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.5297° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8311° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km E of General Luna, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-08 11:55:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-08 12:15:40 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 536 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 2.9 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us2000jfb2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jfb2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jfb2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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