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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Sarangani in Philippines

Earthquake location 5.1855S, 125.2729WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 01:19:57 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.76 km (28 miles). Event id: us6000d1sk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1sk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 01:19:57 / December 22, 2020 @ 1:19 am. Exact location of earthquake, 125.2729° East, 5.1855° North, depth 44.76 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was General Santos, Buayan, Alabel. Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Buayan (c. 14 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 95 km (59 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 five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 32 km SW of Sarangani, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.2729° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.1855° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 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 2020-12-22 01:19:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 01:46:18 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 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 1.896 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us6000d1sk Id of event.
Event Code 6000d1sk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d1sk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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