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Earthquake Continue to Hit Moro Gulf in Mindanao

Written By RINOABROOD on Saturday, July 24, 2010 | 7/24/2010

A new 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Moro Gulf in Mindanao, Southern Philippines. The last earthquake happened at around 7:56pm Philippine Time (+8GMT).

The epicenter of the quake was placed at 99km SW of Cotabato with a depth 611km. (140 km (85 miles) S of Pagadian, 175 km (110 miles) WNW of General Santos, and 930 km (580 miles) SSE of MANILA).

Since the earthquake is very deep and involves tectonic plates the damage is relatively none to very small. However, this type of earthquake according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhilVOLCS) it would be felt as far as Metro Manila.

The first earthquake happened at about 6:15am, July 24, 2010 (+8GMT). The earthquake was measured at 6.8. It was followed by another earthquake at around 6:55am measuring 7.3 and a third, 7.2 earthquake at around 7:15am.

During the whole day the twitter updates of Earthquakes and Tsunamis Alert was filled with the earthquake update in Mindanao, as more than 5 other quakes and aftershocks happened.

PhilVolcs also said that the cause of this eartquake is due to a collapsing plate and might continue to happen for the next few dats.

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