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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near Tutubigan in Philippines

Earthquake location 11.9S, 125.2WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tutubigan in Philippines on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/19 / 2019-04-23 05:37:57 / April 23, 2019 @ 5:37 am. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:37:57 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: at00pqefn8. Event ids that are associated: pt19113000, at00pqefn8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 86 km (53 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.2 East, latitude 11.9 North, depth = 86 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tutubigan in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataingan, Abuyog, Palompon (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 118 km (74 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Palo (c. 17 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Carigara (c. 17 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tanauan (c. 16 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 16 km ENE of Tutubigan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.2° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ENE of Tutubigan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-23 05:37:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-23 05:49:16 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 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 63 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35.99999712 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 at00pqefn8 Id of event.
Event Code 00pqefn8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19113000,at00pqefn8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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