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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Davila in Philippines

Earthquake location 18.6004S, 120.4262WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Davila in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.75 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 120.4262° East, 18.6004° North, depth 14.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:46:20 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 19:46:20 / March 2, 2019 @ 7:46 pm. Unique identifier: us1000j9yd. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000j9yd.

Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vigan, Cabaritan East, Bantay.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 21 km NW of Davila, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.4262° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6004° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NW of Davila, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-02 19:46:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-02 20:05:18 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 4.512 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 482 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 4.24 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us1000j9yd Id of event.
Event Code 1000j9yd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000j9yd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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