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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Pandan Niog in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.9971S, 119.9976WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Pandan Niog in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 119.9976° East, latitude 5.9971° North, depth = 15.3 km. The temblor was detected at 00:53:01 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000avzb. Id of event: us2000avzb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.3 km (10 miles). Global time and date of event 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 16:53:01 / September 28, 2017 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby 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 New Batu Batu, Siasi, Balimbing. The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Siasi (c. 12 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Parang (c. 9 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Languyan (c. 8 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from New Batu Batu (c. 8 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Lugus (c. 7 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Balimbing (c. 7 100 pop).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 67 km WSW of Pandan Niog, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.9976° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9971° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km WSW of Pandan Niog, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-28 16:53:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-28 19:04:32 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 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 1.7 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us2000avzb Id of event.
Event Code 2000avzb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000avzb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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