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New Wave of Powerful Quakes Jolts the Planet

Posted by feww on July 24, 2010

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
  • Date-Time:
    • 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)
  • Distances:
    • 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.

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    One Response to “New Wave of Powerful Quakes Jolts the Planet”

    1. feww said

      2010 July 29 07:31:56 UTC

      Magnitude 6.4

      * Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 07:31:56 UTC
      * Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 03:31:56 PM at epicenter

      Location 6.474°N, 123.379°E
      Depth 618.8 km (384.5 miles)
      125 km (80 miles) SW of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
      150 km (90 miles) S of Pagadian, Mindanao, Philippines
      150 km (95 miles) ESE of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
      930 km (580 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines
      Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8 km (5.0 miles); depth +/- 15 km (9.3 miles)
      Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
      Event ID us2010zhat

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