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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Tarragona in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.8146S, 126.78WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Tarragona in Philippines on Thursday. Global time and date of event 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 03:53:41 / April 5, 2018 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:53:41 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.78 East, latitude 6.8146 North, depth = 64.44 km. Event id: us2000dus5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dus5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.44 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maco, Cuambog, Manat (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from San Mariano (c. 18 700 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Maco (c. 12 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop).

Each 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 45 km SE of Tarragona, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.78° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8146° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km SE of Tarragona, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-05 03:53:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-05 04:08:58 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 536 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 1.218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us2000dus5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dus5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dus5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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