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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Tingloy in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.5983S, 120.8479WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tingloy in Philippines. The temblor was picked up at 09:39:26 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.8479 East, latitude 13.5983 North, depth = 137.26 km. Unique identifier: us20007dbj. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007dbj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.26 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/16 / 2016-10-12 01:39:26 / October 12, 2016 @ 1:39 am.

The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bacoor (c. 357 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Makati City, Cardona, Quisao.

Every 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSW of Tingloy, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.8479° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5983° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSW of Tingloy, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-12 01:39:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-12 01:57:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 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 8.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us20007dbj Id of event.
Event Code 20007dbj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007dbj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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