FEB.6,2012 MAGNITUDE 6.8 HITS EARTHQUAKE IN CEBU, NEGROS


Magnitude 6.8 – NEGROS – CEBU REGION, PHILIPPINES 11:30 AM
Cebu Earthquake – Monday Feb 6th 2012 Magnitude 6.8 CEBU REGION, PHILIPPINES
An aftershock of 3.5 also hit at 12:24 PM in Cebu on Monday Feb 6th 2012. For more information about the Cebu Earthquake Please use the link below.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.
The quake, which has a depth of 33km, struck the area at 11:49 am. Its epicenter was recorded off 72 km (44 miles) N of Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has yet to release a bulletin on the said earthquake.
Update: Phivolcs reported the tectonic quake as magnitude 6.9.
According to the institute, the temblor was felt at following intensities in the following areas:
Intensity VII – Dumaguete City
Intensity VI – La Carlota City and La Castellana, Negros Occidental
Intensity V – Roxas City; Dao and Ivisan, Capiz; Iloilo City
Intensity IV – San Jose de Buenavista and Pandan Antique; Ayungon, Negros Oriental; Kalibo, Aklan; Sagay, Negros Occidental; Dipolog City
Intensity III – Butuan City, Agusan del Norte; Legaspi City, Albay; Carmen, Cagayan de Oro
Intensity II – Cabid-an, Sorsogon
Philvolcs added that damage and aftershocks are expected from the quake.
The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where volcanic and seismic activities are more frequent than in most areas of the world.
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for this great information. Let’s pray for the people who were struck by this massive quake. God be with us all.

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  2. You're welcome @Philippine Natural Disaster. Yes you are right, let's all pray for those who were victims of the earthquake. And hope that there will be no more quakes hit the Philippines.

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  3. Nice post. Thanks for sharing. I hope that preventative measures can be put in place soon. One thing that can be done which costs nothing is each individual take responsibility for their garbage and put it where it belongs instead of throwing it all over the streets, rivers, and everywhere else.

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  4. You're welcome @Phils Calamities. Everyone has a part in our society and we have also individual responsibilities to avoid such terrible disaster.

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