At Least 3 Powerful Earthquakes Strike Mindanao, Philippines
The Largest Quake in the Cluster Measured up to 7.9M. The quakes struck at a depth of about 600km and did not cause a destructive tsunami.
About a dozen strong aftershocks, the largest of which measured up to 6.0Mw followed the mainshock.
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW.
The following details were reported by USGS/EHP
- Magnitude: 7.6
- Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:51:11 UTC
- Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 06:51:11 AM at epicenter
- Location: 6.494°N, 123.533°E
- Depth: 576.3 km (358.1 miles)
- Region: MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
- 114 km (71 miles) SW (224°) from Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
- 149 km (93 miles) S (179°) from Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
- 167 km (104 miles) ESE (106°) from Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
- 946 km (588 miles) SSE (162°) from MANILA, Philippines
- Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles); depth +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
- Source and ID: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D); us2010zbca
The other quakes occurred close to the epicenter of the above event and measured up to 7.6 and 7.7 Mw [7.3 and 7.4MW, according to USGS.] The quakes struck at an average depth of about 600km.
Fire-Earth Quake Forecasts and previous events:
- Strong Earthquake Strikes Nr Pandan Philippines
- Strong Earthquake Strikes Mindanao, Philippines
- Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 5.5 + (see entry for FEWW Forecast).