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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Hinatuan in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.5493S, 126.6298WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hinatuan in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.19 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 06:06:43 / July 31, 2020 @ 6:06 am. Exact location of event, depth 46.19 km, 126.6298° East, 8.5493° North. The temblor was detected at 06:06:43 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b7ai. Id of event: us6000b7ai. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (31 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Veruela (c. 18 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Compostela, Taligaman, Cantilan. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 37 km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.6298° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.5493° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37 km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-31 06:06:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-31 06:29:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.909 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 483 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 1.801 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us6000b7ai Id of event.
Event Code 6000b7ai An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b7ai, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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