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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Santa Monica in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.1597S, 125.9413WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines. The temblor was picked up at 14:43:23 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 49.59 km, 125.9413° East, 10.1597° North. Global time and date of event 03/07/15 / 2015-07-03 06:43:23 / July 3, 2015 @ 6:43 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.59 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10002n6s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002n6s.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Balangiga, Abuyog, Maasin (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Abuyog (c. 15 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 18 km NW of Santa Monica, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9413° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1597° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NW of Santa Monica, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-03 06:43:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-03 07:18:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.44 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 562 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 3.091 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 30 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 us10002n6s Id of event.
Event Code 10002n6s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002n6s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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