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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Namuac in Philippines

Earthquake location 19.1247S, 121.1546WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Namuac in Philippines on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 20:57:12 / August 28, 2020 @ 8:57 pm. Exact location, longitude 121.1546° East, latitude 19.1247° North, depth = 13.72 km. The temblor was detected at 20:57:12 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000beld. Id of event: us7000beld. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.72 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ballesteros (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aparri, Ballesteros, Cabaritan East.

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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km N of Namuac, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 121.1546° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1247° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 km N of Namuac, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-28 20:57:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-29 16:14:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000beld Id of event.
Event Code 7000beld An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000beld, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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