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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Santa Praxedes in Philippines

Earthquake location 18.7287S, 120.9049WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Santa Praxedes in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.25 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70003h71. Unique identifier: us70003h71. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:48:43 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.9049 East, latitude 18.7287 North, depth = 48.25 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 02:48:43 / May 6, 2019 @ 2:48 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Magapit, Aguiguican, Lasam, Magapit (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Magapit, Aguiguican (c. 13 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Magapit (c. 11 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km NNW of Santa Praxedes, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9049° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7287° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNW of Santa Praxedes, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-06 02:48:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-06 03:06:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 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 4.071 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us70003h71 Id of event.
Event Code 70003h71 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003h71, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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