Saturday, August 5, 2017

5.8R in Mindanao Philippines!

Manila: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck parts of southern Philippines on Saturday. No damage was reported but there could be numerous aftershocks, state seismologists said.
The moderately quake which occurred at around 8.30am was traced 22km south-east of Malapatan township at a depth of 30km, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The intensity of the quake in Digos was five. The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where continental plates collide, causing frequent quakes and volcanic activity.

Mw 5.8
Date time2017-08-05 00:30:42.3 UTC
Location6.20 N ; 125.41 E
Depth90 km
Distances99 km S of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,213,000 / local time: 08:30:42.3 2017-08-05
15 km SE of Manga, Philippines / pop: 3,700 / local time: 08:30:42.3 2017-08-05
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