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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 30 km ENE of General Luna, Philippines

Earthquake location 9.8773S, 126.4231WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from General Luna in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 126.4231 East, latitude 9.8773 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 16:09:25 / February 8, 2019 @ 4:09 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jfd9. Unique identifier: us2000jfd9. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:09:25 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitcharao, Alegria, Luna (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 30 km ENE of General Luna, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4231° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8773° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ENE 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 16:09:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-08 16:38:54 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 2.911 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us2000jfd9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jfd9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jfd9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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