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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag was detected near Bulatukan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.919S, 125.246WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Bulatukan in Philippines. The temblor was picked up at 09:04:46 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.3 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Bulatukan in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/19 / 2019-10-29 01:04:46 / October 29, 2019 @ 1:04 am. Exact location of earthquake, 125.246° East, 6.919° North, depth 50.3 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt19302000. Unique identifier: pt19302000.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Cotabato (c. 179 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malaybalay, Kalamansig, Butig (min 5000 pop).

Each 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 one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 9 km E of Bulatukan, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.246° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.919° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of Bulatukan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-29 01:04:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-29 01:14:27 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 711 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 24 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 165.599986752 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 pt19302000 Id of event.
Event Code 19302000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19302000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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