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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Cortes in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.3036S, 126.4105WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 02:27:36 / September 24, 2020 @ 2:27 am. Exact location of event, longitude 126.4105 East, latitude 9.3036 North, depth = 50 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000c362. Event ids that are associated: us6000c362. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:27:36 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hinatuan, Butuan, Magallanes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 24 km E of Cortes, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4105° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.3036° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km E 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 02:27:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 03:09:27 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 19.574 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us6000c362 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c362 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c362, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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