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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 5 km SE of Santa Monica, Philippines

Earthquake location 9.9825S, 126.073WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 57.69 km, 126.073° East, 9.9825° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.69 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/11/20 / 2020-11-04 18:27:49 / November 4, 2020 @ 6:27 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000caeb. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000caeb. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:27:49 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tandag, Kitcharao, Alegria (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 ten and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of Santa Monica, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.073° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.9825° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km SE of Santa Monica, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-04 18:27:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-04 18:56:52 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 400 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 2.935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us7000caeb Id of event.
Event Code 7000caeb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000caeb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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