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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Santa Monica in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.0681S, 126.0826WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us6000d1w4. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1w4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 13:37:54 / December 22, 2020 @ 1:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.92 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:37:54 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 126.0826° East, 10.0681° North, depth 60.92 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitcharao, Alegria, Mainit (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kitcharao (c. 7 200 pop).

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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NE of Santa Monica, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.0826° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.0681° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NE 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 2020-12-22 13:37:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 14:16:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 3.02 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 63 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 us6000d1w4 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d1w4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d1w4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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