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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Bantogon in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.4592S, 123.479WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Bantogon in Philippines. The temblor was reported at 07:22:30 / 7:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 123.479° East, 6.4592° North, depth 580.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 07:22:30 / August 16, 2020 @ 7:22 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 580.28 km (361 miles). Event id: us6000bfin. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bfin.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upi, South Upi, Puloypuloy. Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Kalamansig (c. 12 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from South Upi (c. 12 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Upi (c. 9 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bantogon (c. 5 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puloypuloy (c. 5 100 pop).

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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 61 km W of Bantogon, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 123.479° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.4592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 580.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61 km W of Bantogon, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-16 07:22:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-16 07:39:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 416 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 2.172 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us6000bfin Id of event.
Event Code 6000bfin An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bfin, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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