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Strong earthquake 6.6 mag, 14 km E of San Pedro, Philippines

Earthquake location 12.0065S, 124.1303WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from San Pedro in Philippines on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 00:03:48 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bgbr. Ids that are associated to the event: at00qf8g6j, pt20231000, us6000bgbr. Exact location of earthquake, 124.1303° East, 12.0065° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 00:03:48 / August 18, 2020 @ 12:03 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near San Pedro in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 123 km (76 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 133 km (83 miles) from Legaspi (c. 179 500 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daraga, Sagpon, Gamay (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km E of San Pedro, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.1303° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.0065° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km E of San Pedro, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-18 00:03:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-18 00:20:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 41 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 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 690 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 5.109 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us6000bgbr Id of event.
Event Code 6000bgbr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qf8g6j,pt20231000,us6000bgbr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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