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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag has occurred near Talisay in Philippines

Earthquake location 9.8S, 125.6WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Talisay in Philippines on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:03:49 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Talisay in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 14:03:49 / February 10, 2017 @ 2:03 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: at00ol5web. Event ids that are associated: pt17041050, at00ol5web. Exact location, longitude 125.6° East, latitude 9.8° North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 120 km (74 miles) from Mariano (c. 70 500 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Buenavista (c. 18 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Binuangan, Baybay, Aras-asan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km SW of Talisay, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.6° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SW of Talisay, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-10 14:03:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 14:13:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.4 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 699 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 54 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.785676 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43.199996544 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00ol5web Id of event.
Event Code 00ol5web An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17041050,at00ol5web, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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