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Strong earthquake: M6.1 quake has struck near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.2071S, 125.4393WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.4393 East, latitude 5.2071 North, depth = 26.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000crdx. Unique identifier: us7000crdx. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:21:59 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.87 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 23:21:59 / December 15, 2020 @ 11:21 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 105 km (65 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sulit, Maluñgun, Talagutong (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. 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: 21 km S of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.4393° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2071° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21 km S of Sarangani, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-15 23:21:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-15 23:38:38 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 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 572 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 1.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us7000crdx Id of event.
Event Code 7000crdx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crdx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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