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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Aras-asan in Philippines

Earthquake location 8.9465S, 126.4388WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Aras-asan in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.4388 East, latitude 8.9465 North, depth = 77.18 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 14:26:46 / January 24, 2021 @ 2:26 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:26:46 / 2:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d2x8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2x8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 77.18 km (48 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loreto, Claver, Libertad. Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 15 km ENE of Aras-asan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.4388° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.9465° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km ENE of Aras-asan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-24 14:26:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-24 14:46:33 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 416 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 2.049 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us7000d2x8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2x8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2x8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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