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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Alugan in Philippines

Earthquake location 12.5148S, 125.7351WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Alugan in Philippines. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 06:58:58 / October 30, 2015 @ 6:58 am. The temblor was detected at 14:58:58 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us200040nf. Unique identifier: us200040nf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.7351 East, latitude 12.5148 North, depth = 81.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.15 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby 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 Pambujan, Laoang, Palapag. The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Dolores (c. 9 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Oras (c. 9 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Palapag (c. 8 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Can-Avid (c. 5 900 pop).

Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km NE of Alugan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.7351° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5148° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km NE of Alugan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-30 06:58:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 07:17:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 5.413 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us200040nf Id of event.
Event Code 200040nf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040nf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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