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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 238 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines



Earthquake location 3.6764S, 126.7532WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 238 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines (148 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.66 km (38 miles). Id of earthquake: us200082t3. Event ids that are associated: us200082t3. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 10:21:35 / December 20, 2016 @ 10:21 am. The temblor was reported at 18:21:35 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Sarangani in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 126.7532° East, 3.6764° North, depth 60.66 km.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-eight 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 238 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.7532° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.6764° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 238km SE of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-20 10:21:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 10:38:21 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 1 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 2.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us200082t3 Id of event.
Event Code 200082t3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082t3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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