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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Baculin in Philippines

Earthquake location 7.501S, 126.663WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Baculin in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:02:21 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.64 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70005al7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005al7. Exact location of earthquake, 126.663° East, 7.501° North, depth 70.64 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/19 / 2019-08-31 13:02:21 / August 31, 2019 @ 1:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from New Corella (c. 20 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hinatuan, Magatos, Cabayangan.

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 10 km ENE of Baculin, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.663° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.501° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ENE of Baculin, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-31 13:02:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-31 13:20:47 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 2.2 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 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 1.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us70005al7 Id of event.
Event Code 70005al7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005al7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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