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Strong Earthquake Strikes Mindanao, Philippines

Posted by feww on October 4, 2009

Strong  quake measuring possibly as large as 6.9 strikes Mindanao, Philippines

Strong earthquake measuring as large as 6.9 Mw struck the seabed in Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippine, at a depth of about 630km, on Sunday, October 04, 2009 at 10:58 UTC.

On September 18, 2009, after a 5.5 Mw quakes struck south of Mindanao, FEWW forecast additional, more powerful earthquakes for the region.

See: Latest Earthquakes Magnitude 5.5 + for FEWW Forecast.

10-degree Map Centered at 5°N,125°E

mindano oct 4-2009
Earthquake Location Map.
Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW

USGS/EHP reported the quake as measuring 6.6Mw.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude:  6.6 [Possibly as large as 6.9Mw – Moderator]
  • Date-Time:
    • Sunday, October 04, 2009 at 10:58:01 UTC
    • Sunday, October 04, 2009 at 06:58:01 PM at epicenter
  • Location:  6.721°N, 123.480°E
  • Depth:  630.5 km (391.8 miles)
  • Region: MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
  • Distances:
    • 100 km (65 miles) WSW of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
    • 125 km (75 miles) S of Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
    • 155 km (95 miles) E of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
    • 915 km (570 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles); depth +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles)
  • Parameters: NST=124, Nph=124, Dmin=235.2 km, Rmss=0.89 sec, Gp= 32°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009mia8

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist, USGS/EHP said.

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19 Responses to “Strong Earthquake Strikes Mindanao, Philippines”

  1. sandrew said

    thank you

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  12. feww said

    Earthquake Measuring up to M 6.3 strikes MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
    November 28, 2009 at 18:10UTC

    See also FEWW Forecast:
    https://feww.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/strong-earthquake-strikes-mindanao-philippines/#comment-4652

    Magnitude: 6.0 [Maximum Magnitude estimated at up to 6.3 –FEWW ]
    Date-Time:
    * Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 18:10:24 UTC
    * Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 02:10:24 AM at epicenter
    Location: 5.406°N, 126.451°E
    Depth: 74.8 km (46.5 miles)
    Region: MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
    Distances:
    + 160 km (100 miles) ESE of General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
    + 205 km (130 miles) SSE of Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
    + 1185 km (730 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines
    + 2535 km (1570 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
    Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 9.6 km (6.0 miles); depth +/- 17 km (10.6 miles)
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009pnbi

  13. feww said

    Magnitude 5.2 – PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
    2009 November 17 00:39:09 UTC

    Magnitude: 5.2
    Date-Time:
    * Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 00:39:09 UTC
    * Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 08:39:09 AM at epicenter
    Magnitude 5.2 – PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
    2009 November 17 00:39:09 UTC
    Location: 5.847°N, 127.065°E
    Depth: 113.7 km (70.7 miles)
    Region: PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
    Distances:
    210 km (130 miles) SE of Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
    210 km (130 miles) E of General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
    1170 km (730 miles) SE of MANILA, Philippines
    2610 km (1620 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009pcac

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    Magnitude 5.2 – MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
    2009 November 16 19:58:58 UTC

    Magnitude: 5.2
    Date-Time:
    * Monday, November 16, 2009 at 19:58:58 UTC
    * Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 03:58:58 AM at epicenter
    Location: 6.639°N, 126.346°E
    Depth: 69.7 km (43.3 miles)
    Region MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
    Distances:
    95 km (60 miles) ESE of Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
    140 km (85 miles) ENE of General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
    185 km (115 miles) S of Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
    1065 km (660 miles) SE of MANILA, Philippines
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009pba5

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  15. feww said

    FEWW forecast: A quake measuring magnitude 6.4 or larger is expected in Mindanao region. The quake may trigger one or more volcanoes, including Paco, Cabalian, Apo and Parker, for possible eruption.
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    Seismic Event Report:
    Magnitude: 5.7 [to 6.0] MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 13:48:19 UTC
    Date-Time:
    * Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 13:48:19 UTC
    * Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 09:48:19 PM at epicenter
    Location: 9.352°N, 125.535°E
    Depth: 23.6 km (14.7 miles)
    Region: MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
    Distances:
    45 km (30 miles) N of Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
    50 km (30 miles) S of Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines
    135 km (85 miles) NE of Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines
    765 km (475 miles) SE of MANILA, Philippines
    Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID: us2009nwas

  16. Margaret said

    i really feel so sorry for these people, so i thought that ill’ write a comment!!!

    to those who are mourning…in the bible there is a statement…
    “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted”..
    my heart goes out to all you people!!!
    muah…
    x0x0x0x0x0x0…:)

  17. feww said

    Powerful Earthquake Strikes Celebes Sea, S of Philippines
    https://feww.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/powerful-earthquake-strikes-celebes-sea-s-of-philippines/

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