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Strong earthquake, 6 mag strikes near Santa Monica in Philippines

Earthquake location 10.3874S, 126.08WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines. The temblor was picked up at 23:06:16 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000jccx. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jccx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/19 / 2019-03-08 15:06:16 / March 8, 2019 @ 3:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.4 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 54.4 km, 126.08° East, 10.3874° North.

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Sogod (c. 8 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sogod, Cantilan, Kitcharao.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km N of Santa Monica, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.08° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.3874° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km N of Santa Monica, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-08 15:06:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-08 15:38:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.665 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 0 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 557 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 ,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 3.333 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 103 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 us1000jccx Id of event.
Event Code 1000jccx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jccx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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