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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1682S, 126.2273WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75.31 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 01:28:56 / October 17, 2019 @ 1:28 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2273 East, latitude 5.1682 North, depth = 75.31 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:28:56 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70005uuk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005uuk.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sarangani (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days ninety-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 88 km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2273° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1682° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-17 01:28:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-17 01:39:28 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 1.996 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us70005uuk Id of event.
Event Code 70005uuk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005uuk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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