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Strong Earthquake Strikes Nr Pandan Philippines

Posted by feww on January 28, 2010

Strong Earthquake Measuring Up to 6.3Mw Strikes Near Catanduanes Island Province, Philippines Islands

An earthquake measuring up to magnitude 6.3 struck about 140 km (90 miles) ESE of Pandan, Catanduanes Island Province, Philippines at an estimated  depth of 25 km on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 18:50 UTC

Mt Mayon
The earthquake struck about 193 km (120 miles) ENE of Mt Mayon and could potentially trigger the volcano for another round of unrest/activity. The quake followed two earlier shocks which struck the same area on January 21, 2010, with the larger event measuring up to 5.8Mw.

Damage/ Casualties
As of posting, there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Tsunami Report
The Hawaii Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning, or watch.

FEWW Forecast: Fire-Earth Moderators believe a Mega-quake could strike in or around Philippines Islands.

10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,125°E


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude reported by USGS: 6.1 [Max EQ magnitude estimated by FEWW: 6.3 Mw]
  • Date-Time:
    • Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 18:49:33 UTC
    • Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 02:49:33 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 13.684°N, 125.440°E
  • Depth: 24.7 km (15.3 miles)
  • Region: PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
  • Distances:
    • 140 km (90 miles) ESE of Pandan, Catanduanes, Philippines
    • 190 km (120 miles) ENE of Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines
    • 200 km (125 miles) NNE of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines
    • 495 km (305 miles) ESE of MANILA, Philippines
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles); depth +/- 22.1 km (13.7 miles) (?)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010rzbv

Historic Seismicity Since 1900

Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.

Seismic Hazard Map

Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION:
Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking [PDF]

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