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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag has occurred near Balangonan in Philippines



Earthquake location 5.4766S, 125.0843WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Balangonan in Philippines. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.74 km (26 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:23:19 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 125.0843 East, latitude 5.4766 North, depth = 41.74 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 20:23:19 / April 28, 2017 @ 8:23 pm. Unique identifier: us10008ls4. Ids that are associated to the event: at00op4zax, pt17118001, us10008ls4. A tsunami warning has been issued near Balangonan in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 120 km (74 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Surallah (c. 31 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guihing Proper, Hagonoy, Columbio.

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km WSW of Balangonan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.0843° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.4766° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km WSW of Balangonan, 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 20:23:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 20:48:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 31 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.38 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 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 726 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 ,at,pt,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 1.657 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us10008ls4 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ls4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00op4zax,pt17118001,us10008ls4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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