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Strong earthquake, 6.9 mag has occurred near Pondaguitan in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.9236S, 126.804WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pondaguitan in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000iyta. Ids that are associated to the event: at00pkhbhc, pt18363000, us2000iyta. Exact location of event, longitude 126.804 East, latitude 5.9236 North, depth = 59.76 km. Global time and date of event 29/12/18 / 2018-12-29 03:39:09 / December 29, 2018 @ 3:39 am UTC/GMT. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:39:09 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.76 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 132 km (82 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 139 km (87 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 131 km (82 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 137 km (85 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lupon, San Ignacio, Mati (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 84 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 126.804° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9236° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-29 03:39:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-29 04:01:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 25 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 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 745 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 1.666 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us2000iyta Id of event.
Event Code 2000iyta An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pkhbhc,pt18363000,us2000iyta, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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