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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)
  • Region:  MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
  • 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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    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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