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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Sulop in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5512S, 125.3243WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sulop in Philippines on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60006s7h. Event ids that are associated: us60006s7h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 16:21:53 / December 16, 2019 @ 4:21 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 125.3243 East, latitude 6.5512 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 00:21:53 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cabayangan, Datu Piang, Maganoy (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SSW of Sulop, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3243° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5512° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Sulop, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-16 16:21:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-16 16:42:09 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 400 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 0.573 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us60006s7h Id of event.
Event Code 60006s7h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006s7h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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