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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near Talagutong in Philippines

Earthquake location 6.3S, 125.9WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Talagutong in Philippines. A tsunami warning has been issued near Talagutong in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00qg8tfl. Ids that are associated to the event: at00qg8tfl, pt20250007. Exact location of event, depth 115 km, 125.9° East, 6.3° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:23:45 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 15:23:45 / September 6, 2020 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Davao (c. 1 212 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Koronadal (c. 125 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Digos (c. 116 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Panabo (c. 84 700 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Kidapawan (c. 79 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bialong, La Libertad, San Mariano (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km E of Talagutong, Philippines.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.9° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.3° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25 km E of Talagutong, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-06 15:23:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-06 15:39:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 673 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8785523 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46.799996256 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qg8tfl Id of event.
Event Code 00qg8tfl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qg8tfl,pt20250007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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