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Strong Quake Strikes Mindoro Philippines

Posted by feww on March 25, 2010

Strong Earthquake Strikes Mindoro 135km SW of Manila, Philippines

A strong earthquake measuring up to 6.2Mw struck Mindoro, Philippines at  05:29:34UTC at a depth of about 71 km(±14km).

The epicenter of the shock was located near13.71ºN, 120.12ºE about 135 km (85 miles) SW of MANILA, Philippines and 105km WSW of TAAL volcano.

According to the various news reports, buildings in Manila shook for about 30 seconds as a result of the quake. While some building damage should be expected in areas closer to the epicenter, there was nor report of damage or casualties, as of posting.

Tsunami Status

Due to the depth of the quake, NO significant tsunami was expected and no advisory/warning issued.


Earthquake Location Map – Regional View – European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. Click images to enlarge.


Earthquake Location Map – Local View – European-Mediterranean Seismological Center


Earthquake Location Map – Global View – European-Mediterranean Seismological Center

Summary (European-Mediterranean Seismological Center)

  • Magnitude Mw 6.1
  • Region MINDORO, PHILIPPINES
  • Date time: 2010-03-25 at 05:29:31.6 UTC
  • Local time: 13:29
  • Location: 13.71ºN, 120.12ºE
  • Depth: 71 km
  • Distances:
    • 135 km (85 miles) SW of MANILA, Philippines  (Pop: 1.7 million; metro Manila has a population of more than 20 million by FEWW estimates.)
    • 98 km W Batangas
    • 58 km W Calatagan
    • 14 km W Looc

Details according to:
GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

  • Region: Mindoro, Philippines
  • Time: 2010-03-25 05:29:33.8 UTC
  • Magnitude: 5.9
  • Epicenter:  13.81°N, 120.04°E
  • Depth: 76 km
  • Status: automatic

PAGER Population Exposure (PDF)

List of Historic Earthquakes – Philippines

PHIVOLC’s List of Destructive Earthquakes in the Philippines

Recent Earthquakes

USGS Last Earthquake in the Philippines
PHIVOLC’s Latest Earthquake Information

Tectonic Information

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