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Major earthquake, 7.2 mag strikes near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.821S, 126.863WA major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.4 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Pondaguitan in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:39:11 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18363000. Unique identifier: pt18363000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/18 / 2018-12-29 03:39:11 / December 29, 2018 @ 3:39 am. Exact location of earthquake, 126.863° East, 5.821° North, depth 49.4 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 145 km (90 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 136 km (84 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 123 km (76 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mati, Talagutong, Batobato (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 96 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-29 03:39:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-29 03:46:50 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 18 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 107.99999136 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 pt18363000 Id of event.
Event Code 18363000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18363000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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