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Major earthquake, 7.2 mag strikes near Pangyan in Philippines



Earthquake location 5.478S, 125.057WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Pangyan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pangyan in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:23:18 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 20:23:18 / April 28, 2017 @ 8:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pt17118001. Event ids that are associated: pt17118001. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 125.057° East, 5.478° North.

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 145 km (90 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Tacurong (c. 54 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gansing, Bansalan, Digos. Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.

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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: 34 km SW of Pangyan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.057° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.478° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SW of Pangyan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-28 20:23:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 20:30:44 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 798 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97.199992224001 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 pt17118001 Id of event.
Event Code 17118001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17118001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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