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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.1249S, 126.2298WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 18:58:52 / January 5, 2020 @ 6:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2298 East, latitude 6.1249 North, depth = 80.98 km. The temblor was reported at 02:58:52 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80.98 km (50 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006v1l. Id of event: us70006v1l.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maluñgun, Malalag, Malapatan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 26 km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.2298° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.1249° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-05 18:58:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-05 19:14:38 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 400 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 1.139 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us70006v1l Id of event.
Event Code 70006v1l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006v1l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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