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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Talaga in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.7247S, 120.9291WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Talaga in Philippines on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 15:09:27 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 42.68 km, 120.9291° East, 13.7247° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.68 km (27 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 07:09:27 / April 8, 2017 @ 7:09 am. Event id: us10008fsd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fsd.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abucay, Bocaue, Sulucan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Manila (c. 10 444 500 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Quezon City (c. 2 761 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pasig City (c. 617 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Antipolo (c. 549 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bacoor (c. 357 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SSW of Talaga, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9291° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7247° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSW of Talaga, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-08 07:09:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-08 07:35:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 121 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.39 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 598 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 8.039 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us10008fsd Id of event.
Event Code 10008fsd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008fsd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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