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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Sulop in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.5979S, 125.3019WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Sulop in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 125.3019° East, latitude 6.5979° North, depth = 29.5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.5 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 21:26:53 / December 21, 2019 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:26:53 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006pkn. Unique identifier: us70006pkn.

Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabayangan, Kiamba, Datu Piang. Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km W of Sulop, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3019° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5979° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km W of Sulop, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-21 21:26:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-21 22:00:43 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 369 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 0.543 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us70006pkn Id of event.
Event Code 70006pkn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006pkn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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