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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.2535S, 125.3176WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:21:48 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 125.3176 East, latitude 5.2535 North, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d40v. Event ids that are associated: us6000d40v. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 16:21:48 / December 29, 2020 @ 4:21 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Conel, Silway 7, Katangawan. Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lun Pequeño (c. 11 500 pop). Close 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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 23 km SW of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3176° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2535° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 km SW 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 2020-12-29 16:21:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-29 16:40:55 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 432 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 1.823 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 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 us6000d40v Id of event.
Event Code 6000d40v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d40v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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