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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Looc in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.6789S, 120.2374WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Looc in Philippines. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:06:28 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 20:06:28 / October 16, 2020 @ 8:06 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 120.2374 East, latitude 13.6789 North, depth = 68.04 km. Event id: us6000c8v2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8v2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.04 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Silang (c. 119 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from General Trias (c. 96 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mariveles (c. 84 600 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Tanauan (c. 68 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pansol, Sablayan, Santo Tomas (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 4 km SSW of Looc, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.2374° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6789° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km SSW of Looc, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-16 20:06:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-16 20:29:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.017 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 452 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 3.856 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us6000c8v2 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c8v2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c8v2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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