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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Culasian in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.3326S, 124.6125WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Culasian in Philippines on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 05:19:25 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us600087il. Unique identifier: us600087il. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.23 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 124.6125° East, latitude 11.3326° North, depth = 44.23 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 21:19:25 / March 1, 2020 @ 9:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Danao (c. 70 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bogo (c. 23 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Cogan (c. 21 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Bantayan (c. 19 000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nangka, Lipayran, Danao (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 2 km N of Culasian, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.6125° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.3326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km N of Culasian, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-01 21:19:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-01 21:37:07 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 465 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 4.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us600087il Id of event.
Event Code 600087il An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600087il, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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