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7.4 Earthquake PHILIPPINES
July 23, 2010
DEPTH  383  miles

A strong 7.4 magnitude quake hit Mindanao, the southern Philippines
A series of quakes struck within a couple hours

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines' Moro Gulf early Saturday, July 24 local time.
A series of four strong earthquakes spanning just over an hour struck the Philippines' Moro Gulf on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Three of the four earthquakes had magnitudes between 7.3 and 7.4; the other came in at a 5.4 magnitude.
A major but deep 7.3-magnitude quake hit the southern Philippines early on Saturday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

The underwater quake struck at a depth of 604 kilometres (375 miles), 103 kilometres from Cotabato, in Mindanao, said the US Geological Survey, which initially put the magnitude at 6.9.
No destructive tsunami was generated by the quake, which hit at 6:08 am (2208 GMT Friday).
The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands with many people living in communities close to the sea.

5.2 - Philippines
26 July 2010

Major Volcano Eruption In Philippines
20 February 2011  Mount Bulusan Erupts

6.0 Earthquake rocks north Philippines
Nov. 29, 2011
MANILA, Philippines (AP)
An official says an earthquake with a magnitude of 6 shook the capital and parts of the northern Philippines. There are no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology chief Renato Solidum says movement in the Manila Trench off the country's western coast set off the earthquake Wednesday but it occurred deep under the ocean floor and did not cause any destruction.

Solidum says the quake was felt in metropolitan Manila and in the nearby provinces of Zambales, Bulacan, Pangasinan and in the mountain resort city of Baguio.
The Philippines is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. A 7.7-magnitude quake killed nearly 2,000 people in Luzon in 1990.

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Several dead after magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes Philippines
February 06, 2012
 Very strong after shocks.
Quake killed at least 53 people and causing widespread damage and power outages.
A strong earthquake in the central Philippines killed at least 13 people Monday as it destroyed buildings and triggered landslides that buried dozens of houses, trapping residents.
At least 29 people were missing.
The 6.8-magnitude quake, in a narrow strait just off Negros Island, caused a landslide in Guihulngan, a city of about 180,000 people in Negros Oriental province.
30 houses were buried and at least 29 people were missing

900 aftershocks in first 24 hours after 6.9 magnitude earthquake

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts southern Philippines
May 09, 2012
- A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted southern Philippines.
The quake, tectonic in origin with a depth of 34 km, was traced around 12:34 p.m. local time 150 km northeast of Tarragona town, in Davao Oriental.  
The worst earthquake in the country happened on August 16, 1976 after a tsunami caused by a quake killed between 5,000 and 8,000 people in the Moro Gulf region in southern Philippines.

6.1 quake hits off southwest Philippines
June 17, 2012
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the sea area off the Philippine island of Luzon early Sunday, US seismologists said.
The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 35 kilometres (22 miles) and hit at 6:19 am (2219 GMT Saturday) some 143 kilometres southwest of the city of Baguio and 181 kilometres northwest of the capital Manila.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire -- a belt around the Pacific Ocean dotted by active volcanoes and unstable ocean trenches.
In February, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake in the central Philippines triggered landslides that left over a hundred people dead or missing.
One fault line runs directly under Manila, a metropolis of more than 12 million people, and government seismologists have warned the city is unprepared for a major quake.

There are a lot of Pacific quakes today, not small either , but not over 6.5

MAJOR 7.9 EARTHQUAKE Philippines
Aug 31, 2012  This is a VERY MAJOR QUAKE!

7.9 earthquake rocks Philippines, tsunami warning issued
Hundreds of homes damaged.
The earthquake was later downgraded to a 7.6 by the USGS.
The quake’s origin is tectonic and it has a depth of 33 kilometers, 22 miles.
At least one house collapsed and power was knocked out in several Philippine cities

Unconfirmed reports said it destroyed roads and bridges in the Philippines.
It is not yet known if a tsunami has actually been generated.
An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale rocked the coast of Philippines on Friday.
Following the earthquake, tsunami warnings were issued for Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan.
Tsunami alerts were also issued for Papua New Guinea and other islands in the Pacific, including the US state of Hawaii.
The NOAA Tsunami Center later lifted a warning for Japan, Taiwan and several other Pacific islands.

The quake was very strong and the hotel guests were panicking. Most of them went outside.
The region has been hit by devastating quakes in the past decade.
Tsunami alert after major Philippine quake
Earthquake with 7.6 magnitude strikes off eastern Philippines, where residents have been urged to head to higher ground.

5.6 earthquake rocked the southern Philippines
September 5, 2012
The quake struck while people slept.
Over 800 homes and businesses were damaged.
Cracks snaked across walls and roofs collapsed when the quake struck the southern island of Mindanao before dawn.
One person was injured by falling debris. Houses and commercial buildings suffered cracks on their walls or floors. Some roofs collapsed.

6.1 earthquake hits off southern Philippines
Nov 3, 2012
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao early Saturday, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 38 kilometres (24 miles) and hit at 02:17 am (1817 GMT Friday) some 87 kilometres east of the city of Butuan.
The USGS had initially reported the quake as having a magnitude of 6.4, but revised it to 6.1.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured the quake at 6.5 magnitude and warned that aftershocks were expected.
No damage or injuries were immediately reported, regional civil defence officer Troy Callo told AFP, adding that some local residents complained about "objects falling inside houses".

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with an average of 20 typhoons battering the island nation every year.
It also sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire -- a belt around the Pacific Ocean dotted by active volcanoes and unstable ocean trenches.
A 7.6-magnitude quake hit the country's east coast on August 31, triggering a tsunami alert that forced more than 130,000 to flee their homes and causing a landslide that killed one person.


6.2 earthquake rattles southern Philippine island
16 Feb 2013 -
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday near the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, the state-run Philippines News Agency (PNA) reported.
The temblor hit at 12:37 p.m. local time, 149 kilometers (93 miles) south of Davao, the USGS said.
It struck at a depth of about 98 kilometers. No tsunami warning or watch has been issued.

Philippines Earthquake Today 2013 Strikes Near Cabra
A 5.2 magnitude Philippines earthquake today 2013 has struck near Cabra. A strong Philippines earthquake today September 27, 2013 has hit off the coast. Damage assessment is pending.

7.2 Earthquake SE of Manila, Philippines
Oct 15, 2013
Philippine quake hits Bohol and Cebu, 30 dead after a 7.2 earthquake hit the central Philippines.
People were killed as structures collapsed.
The quake struck on a national holiday in the country.
The tremor triggered power outages in parts of Bohol, Cebu and neighbouring areas.
Cebu officials have declared a state of calamity.

93 killed


PHILIPPINES - Wall of rock rises out of the ground
Oct 24, 2013  new fault triggered large quake

As the magnitude 7.2 earthquake ended on Oct. 15, residents of Sitio Kumayot in Barangay Anonang heard an explosive sound like a thunderclap. Villagers watched in horrified disbelief as the ground cracked open and, with smoke and the stench of sulphur spreading, one side started to rise.  The rock face, about three meters high and two kilometers long, raised fears among villagers that more cracks would appear on the ground and swallow them up. Scientists, who may declare a 300-meter permanent danger zone around the fault, described the appearance of the ground rupture as a “eureka” moment in their search for what they have long suspected was an active earthquake fault in the area. Government scientists said the appearance of the yet unnamed fault, which does not exist on the country’s map of fault lines, triggered the powerful earthquake in Central Visayas. “We are 100 percent sure that this is the generator (of the earthquake),” Teresito Bacolcol told GMA 7 as he noted that the rock face appeared near the quake’s epicenter at the boundary of Sagbayan and Catigbian towns. “When we saw (the fault), eureka! This is it.” Bacolcol led a team from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), which inspected the rock face last Monday. “We recommend that no structures should be built on top of a fault and within the five-meter buffer zone on both sides of the fault,” Phivolcs director Renato Solidum told The STAR. He also urged the local government of Bohol to revise its land use policy around the fault. -Philstar

Geologists from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) found “ground zero” or the fault that triggered the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake. The discovery on Monday confirmed the existence of a previously unknown fault in western Bohol. The Oct. 15 earthquake claimed around 200 lives and caused major infrastructure damage, including Spanish-era churches in Bohol and Cebu. Immediately after the earthquake, Phivolcs said the tremor was caused by the movement of the East Bohol Fault. The epicenter, first reported as Carmen town, was later adjusted to the general area between Sagbayan and Catigbian towns in north central Bohol based on the distribution of aftershocks. Geologists found a 5-kilometer surface rupture that extended from barangay Anonang in Inabanga town to barangay New Anonang in Buenavista town. “That fault motion caused the earthquake,” Renato Solidum, director of Phivolcs told ABS-CBN News Channel’s Talkback yesterday morning. The ground rupture pushed the ground upward from two to three meters, cutting through mountains, roads and possibly settlement areas. Phivolcs teams are still studying the extent of the fault line which could extend 100 kilometers or longer.


6.4 earthquake MINDANAO, Philippines
July 14, 2014  
Epicenter is very close to Miangas Island. The island mostly is lowland, which is about 1.5 meters above the sea level. The tiny island has still 728 inhabitants (2010 census) and lives mainly from fishery and coconut palms.
Based on the current data, we do not think that high waves will have been generated + the type of houses used in island settlements are mostly resisting a M7 earthquake (bamboo)

Philippine Mayon Volcano Forces Thousands to Flee
Sept 16, 2014  
Thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began leaving their homes as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption.
Mayon, a volcano famed in equal parts for its near-perfect cone and brutal volatility, had begun to stir again with magma rising to the top and small earthquakes rattling deep inside, authorities said.

Residents within an 5-mile radius will be forcibly evacuated.
Authorities expect to evacuate almost all of the 50,000 people in the danger zone -- a picturesque coconut farming area near the Pacific coast -- within three days.

Locals involved in the tourist industry were expecting Mayon's latest burst to be a mini-boom.
An explosion in August 2006 did not cause direct deaths, but four months later a passing typhoon unleashed an avalanche of volcanic mud from Mayon's slopes that killed 1,000 people.
Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.

Mostly women, children and the elderly carrying bags of clothes were hauled out of farming villages near Mayon volcano's slopes on board army trucks and minibuses.

Soldiers went from house to house asking residents to evacuate, after authorities on Monday raised the third highest alert in a five-step scale, meaning a full-scale eruption is possible "within weeks".

Before dawn Wednesday, Mayon's crater glowed red as molten rocks flowed as far as halfway down its slopes.

The volcano's world-renowned perfect cone appeared to have been deformed, swollen with lava that had risen from the Earth's core.

At least 8,000 of the target 50,000 people had been moved to temporary shelters, with the operation expected to run for three days, regional civil defence director Bernardo Alejandro told AFP.

However he said the evacuation operation was sapping precious disaster-relief funds and manpower in Albay province, which is regularly battered by typhoons at this time of year.

"The province can sustain them (in evacuation centres) for not more than a month... we cannot exhaust all our disaster funds on Mayon," Alejandro said.

The deadliest and most powerful of the roughly 20 typhoons that batter the Philippines every year happen towards the end of the year, bringing floods, landslides and storm surges to eastern provinces such as Albay that face the Pacific Ocean.

State volcanology agency director Renato Solidum said more magma was moving up the crater each day, although for the time being the alert level would remain at three. Level five means an eruption is occurring.

The 2,640-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, located about 330 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Manila, is a draw for local and foreign tourists but an enduring danger for anyone getting too close.

Four foreign tourists and their local tour guide were killed when Mayon last erupted, in May 2013.

In December 2006, 1,000 people died as a strong typhoon hit near Mayon, unleashing an avalanche of volcanic mud from an eruption four months earlier.

In 1814, more than 1,200 people were killed when lava flows buried the town of Cagsawa.

Hundreds flee Mount Karangetang volcano
May 9, 2015
-  Large eruption of Mount Karangetang in Sulawesi Indonesia, over 500 people evacuated.

Volcano activity in Indonesia follows announcements that Bulusan Volcano in the Philippines is showing signs of eruption  as well as Mount Hakone in Japan showing signs after being dormant for 800 years!
May 8 there were 11 eruptions in one day at Sakurajima Volcano in South Japan.
Clearly the West Pacific is on the move.

4.4  earthquake Philippines
June 28, 2015 -  Very deep quake DEPTH  370 miiles

6.1 earthquake Philippines July 3, 2015

5.7  earthquake Philippine sea
September 2, 2015 -  Depth 315
The Philippine Sea plate is bordered by the larger Pacific and Eurasia plates and the smaller Sunda plate. Its borders are nearly all zones of plate convergence.

DEEP QUAKES will cause other quakes elsewhere

6.5 earthquake Philippines  Jan 11, 2016

2 earthquakes in the Philippine Sea
April  5, 2016
north of Australia
5.1 Indonesia
5.7 Philippines

Interesting global earthquakes pattern
Quake in Azores too - Atlantic

Central Philippines volcano spouts massive ash column

A rumbling volcano in the central Philippines shot a huge column of ash into the sky on Saturday, prompting the official aviation agency to warn aircraft to stay away, authorities said. Mount Kanlaon, located on the central island of Negros, launched a plume of whitish-grey ash about 1.5 kilometres (almost a mile) into the air, said Kenn John Veracruz of the official Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

6.4 earthquake Philippines
Sep 23, 2016
-  Mindanao island - It was a deep tremor, 69 km (43 miles) below the seabed

7.0 earthquake Philippines
Jan 10, 2017  
-  A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck near Tabiauan, Philippines at 2:13 pm local time.
Depth of 622 kilometers.

6.5 earthquake kills 15 on Mindanao Philippines
Feb 10, 2017  
-  Magnitude 6.5 earthquake kills 15, over 100 injured,
damaged buildings and cut power to many areas.


Oarfish washes up before deadly M6.5 earthquake in the Philippines. Can animals predict earthquakes?

YES animals predict earthquakes and volcanoes.
Octopi are known to flee their hidy holes just prior to a volcano.
Rats fled Kobe before a YUGE Japan earthquake.
Pets often go missing before earthquakes.

10 Apr 2017
ACorey418 wrote:
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale has hit the Philippines, in the Batangas province, south of Manila. The quake took place at a depth of 42.7 km.
The quake struck one kilometer outside Talaga in the center of Batangas, located less than 70 km south of Manila, reported the United States Geological Survey (USGS). No tsunami warning has been issued.

Batangas officials said no casualties have been reported yet. Power was cut off in several areas with multiple buildings experiencing minor damage, according to Reuters.

The quake could be felt as far away as the capital Manila and the island of Mindoro. An estimated 20 million people felt tremors, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), and evacuations are taking place across the affected areas.

More of the article here.

What about in the surrounding areas? Are there similar events?

7.2 Earthquake Mindanao, Philippines
April 29, 2017  
-  An earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao in the Philippines on Friday.  The quake struck Sarangani Province, tsunami advisory cancelled although small fluctuations in wave height in the area were recorded.  The earthquake damaged buildings, cracks in a hospital, two government buildings and a port, as well as triggering the collapse of at least one house and causing a brief power outage.  The earthquake was about 57 km southwest of Sarangani. It was felt in most parts of Mindanao, the biggest island in the south of the archipelago nation.
Largely Muslim region affected.

6.0 earthquake Philippines
May 20, 2017  
-  Depth 531 km

6.5 earthquake Philippines
July 7, 2017  
-  A strong, shallow earthquake shook the central Philippines, sending panicked residents running from their homes and schools.  Some damage and aftershocks expected.  Reports of damage to roads and buildings in a mountain town in Leyte province.  Local residents reported strong shaking and said people fled from their houses, schools and buildings and some were knocked over.

6.5 Leyte quake kills 2
July 7, 2017  
-  Leyte quake triggers brownout in 8 Visayas provinces.
The quake destroyed a building in Kananga, 10 people were injured, several others were trapped, 2 confirmed killed.  Rescuers rushed frantically to find people who were trapped in a 3 story building that collapsed. Forum Index -> EARTH, Quakes, Weather
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