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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Kiblawan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5997S, 125.1634WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kiblawan in Philippines on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 125.1634 East, latitude 6.5997 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006rv6. Id of event: us60006rv6. Global time and date of event 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 19:02:02 / December 15, 2019 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:02:02 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Damulog, Tubod, Pangyan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km W of Kiblawan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.1634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5997° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Kiblawan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-15 19:02:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 19:16:27 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 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 354 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 0.623 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60006rv6 Id of event.
Event Code 60006rv6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rv6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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