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Strong earthquake: M6.5 quake has struck near Masarayao in Philippines



Earthquake location 11.1142S, 124.6334WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Masarayao in Philippines. A tsunami warning has been issued near Masarayao in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000976a. Ids that are associated to the event: at00osnt2p, pt17187001, us1000976a. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:03:57 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6.49 km, 124.6334° East, 11.1142° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.49 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 08:03:57 / July 6, 2017 @ 8:03 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mabini, Toboso, Talisay (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 120 km (75 miles) from Cebu City (c. 798 600 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Lapu-Lapu City (c. 350 500 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Mandaue City (c. 331 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Talisay (c. 133 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Danao (c. 70 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km NNE of Masarayao, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.6334° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1142° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNE of Masarayao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-06 08:03:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-06 08:27:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 32 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.55 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 667 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 4.125 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000976a Id of event.
Event Code 1000976a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00osnt2p,pt17187001,us1000976a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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