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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 59 km W of Ilioilio, Philippines

Earthquake location 15.8766S, 119.2185WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Ilioilio in Philippines. Event id: us600084cv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600084cv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 119.2185° East, 15.8766° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 00:23:32 / February 26, 2020 @ 12:23 am. The temblor was reported at 08:23:32 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Agoo (c. 29 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Masinloc (c. 28 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Iba (c. 26 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 26 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Amuñgan (c. 12 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Alaminos (c. 10 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zaragoza (c. 7 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magtaking, Iba, Amuñgan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 59 km W of Ilioilio, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 119.2185° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8766° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km W of Ilioilio, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-26 00:23:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-26 00:48:43 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 7.124 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us600084cv Id of event.
Event Code 600084cv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600084cv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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