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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag strikes near Magsaysay in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.7249S, 125.2114WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Magsaysay in Philippines on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.19 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Magsaysay in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60006rp9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00q2jijx, pt19349050, us60006rp9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 06:11:52 / December 15, 2019 @ 6:11 am. Exact location of event, longitude 125.2114 East, latitude 6.7249 North, depth = 28.19 km. The temblor was reported at 14:11:52 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayanga, Montevista, Halapitan. Earthquake epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Cotabato (c. 179 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 5 km SSE of Magsaysay, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.2114° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7249° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSE of Magsaysay, 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 06:11:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 06:33:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 53 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.4 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 751 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 ,at,pt,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 0.5 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us60006rp9 Id of event.
Event Code 60006rp9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q2jijx,pt19349050,us60006rp9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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