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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Samar, Philippines

Earthquake location 12.987S, 124.5005WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, Samar, Philippines kilometers (0 miles) from Samar, Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 71.46 km, 124.5005° East, 12.987° North. Id of earthquake: us7000cnu3. Event ids that are associated: us7000cnu3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.46 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:37:24 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 14:37:24 / December 7, 2020 @ 2:37 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jose, Gamay, Ligao (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Legaspi (c. 179 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tabaco (c. 57 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from San Jose (c. 35 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Malilipot (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Samar, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.5005° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.987° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Samar, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-07 14:37:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-07 14:58:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.923 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 450 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 5.975 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 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 us7000cnu3 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnu3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnu3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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