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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Cortes in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.4144S, 126.779WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 126.779° East, latitude 9.4144° North, depth = 16.96 km. The temblor was reported at 02:25:58 / 2:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.96 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000c0dp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0dp. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 02:25:58 / September 24, 2020 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tago (c. 6 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aras-asan (c. 5 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Socorro, Cantilan, Dapa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km ENE of Cortes, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.779° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4144° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 km ENE of Cortes, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-24 02:25:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-24 02:44:40 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 432 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 2.614 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us6000c0dp Id of event.
Event Code 6000c0dp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c0dp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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