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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Goma in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.7943S, 125.339WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Goma in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.79 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 07:18:13 / December 15, 2019 @ 7:18 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60006rpy. Event ids that are associated: us60006rpy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 125.339 East, latitude 6.7943 North, depth = 18.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:18:13 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salawagan, Malingao, Buayan (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 2 km E of Goma, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.339° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7943° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km E of Goma, 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 07:18:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 08:10:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 385 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 0.362 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us60006rpy Id of event.
Event Code 60006rpy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rpy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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