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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Matanao in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.6969S, 125.1958WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Matanao in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:22:33 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us60006sxu. Event ids that are associated: us60006sxu. Exact location, longitude 125.1958° East, latitude 6.6969° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 00:22:33 / December 18, 2019 @ 12:22 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maco, New Visayas, Pagaluñgan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 6 km WNW of Matanao, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.1958° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6969° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW of Matanao, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-18 00:22:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-18 00:40:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 385 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 0.531 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60006sxu Id of event.
Event Code 60006sxu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006sxu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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