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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Pung-Pang in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5028S, 125.4733WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Pung-Pang in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 8.92 km, 125.4733° East, 6.5028° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 20:18:04 / December 17, 2019 @ 8:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006st8. Unique identifier: us60006st8. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:18:04 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.92 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Simod, Carmen, Esperanza (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 1 km ENE of Pung-Pang, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.4733° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5028° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km ENE of Pung-Pang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-17 20:18:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-17 20:37:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 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 434 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 0.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us60006st8 Id of event.
Event Code 60006st8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006st8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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