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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Maasin in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.5423S, 124.9429WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Maasin in Philippines. Event id: us1000byj1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000byj1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.45 km (31 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:53:33 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 124.9429 East, latitude 5.5423 North, depth = 49.45 km. Global time and date of event 31/12/17 / 2017-12-31 14:53:33 / December 31, 2017 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Surallah (c. 31 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Niño, Carpenter, Tampakan (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 35 km SSW of Maasin, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.9429° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.5423° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSW of Maasin, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-31 14:53:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-31 15:16:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 388 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 1.643 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us1000byj1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000byj1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000byj1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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