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Strong earthquake, 6.9 mag was detected near Pawican in Philippines

Earthquake location 12.101S, 124.087WA earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Pawican in Philippines on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pawican in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:03:51 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 00:03:51 / August 18, 2020 @ 12:03 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20231000. Id of event: pt20231000. Exact location of earthquake, 124.087° East, 12.101° North, depth 33 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malilipot, Basey, Matlang. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 134 km (83 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Legaspi (c. 179 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 141 km (87 miles) from Malilipot (c. 33 600 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km ENE of Pawican, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 124.087° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.101° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km ENE of Pawican, 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 00:03:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-18 00:12:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 732 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64.799994816 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20231000 Id of event.
Event Code 20231000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20231000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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