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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Kiblawan in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5278S, 125.2632WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Kiblawan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 05:38:35 / December 23, 2019 @ 5:38 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:38:35 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 125.2632 East, latitude 6.5278 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006x3c. Id of event: us70006x3c.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pikit, Baliton, Pagalungan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SSE of Kiblawan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.2632° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5278° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE 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 2019-12-23 05:38:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-19 15:00:52 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 246 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 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us70006x3c Id of event.
Event Code 70006x3c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006x3c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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