Earthquake felt in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

Earthquake felt in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

Manila : Philippines | Jul 24, 2010 at 2:47 AM PDT
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6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes the Philippines -

(Update) The three (3) consecutive earthquakes which struck the Moro Gulf in the west portion of Mindanao early this morning have also reached Visayas and Luzon.

Based from the interview of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum, these were all connected wherein the last was the strongest which was recorded at magnitude 7.1.

The 6.9 magnitude tremor at around 6:08 am in the morning, followed by a magnitude 6.7 at around 6:51 am and the last was around 7:15 am at magnitude 7.1.

Few of the areas that have felt the earthquake were Manila City which was recorded at intensity 2, also in Bicol Region at Legaspi City, and in Visayas at Cebu City, Dumaguete City and Tacloban City.

In Mindanao, it was slightly felt in Cagayan de Oro City, Cotabato City, Kidanapwan City, Dipolog City, and Davao City.

The intensity 3 was recorded at General Santos City, Surigao Del Sur, San Jose and Antique.

While intensity 4 also in Tanjay City and San Jose City in Negros Oriental.

However, there were no reports of persons being hurt by the earthquake or destroyed infrastructure because the its effect was weak due to the deepness of the epicenter.

Solidum have said that the center of the earthquake was recorded at ninety-four (94) kilometers south-west of Cotabato City with a depth of six hundred and six (606) kilometers.

But in the depth of the quake, there were no possibilities of having a tsunami or a wave growth in the ocean.

However Phivolcs have warned, that the said tremor could have a possibility of having an aftershocks.

In the US Geological Survey (USGS) monitoring, the aftershocks had a magnitude of 7.3 and 7.4.

Just like the Phivolcs, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center haven't showed a tsunami warning.

Earl Cebedo is based in Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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