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M7.1 - 2km NE of Catigbian, Philippines (20 deaths reported)
USGS ^ | October 14, 2013

Posted on 10/14/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by bd476

Event Time

2013-10-15 00:13:00 UTC

2013-10-15 08:13:00 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
2013-10-14 17:13:00 UTC-07:00 system time
Location
9.800°N 124.200°E depth=33.0km (20.5mi)

Nearby Cities

2km (1mi) S of Carmen, Philippines
31km (19mi) ESE of Tibigan, Philippines
40km (25mi) SSW of Talibon, Philippines
41km (25mi) ENE of Tagbilaran, Philippines
636km (395mi) SSE of Manila, Philip


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; philippines
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1 posted on 10/14/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by bd476
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2 posted on 10/14/2013 5:37:29 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476
7.2?! HOLY COW!!
That is a TREMENDOUS quake. Buildings have fallen; people have died. What a terrible shame!
I don't suppose that the Philippine government and contractors are interested in BUILDING "earthquake proof" structures. They exist elsewhere; they could exist there.
3 posted on 10/14/2013 5:37:51 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: AlexW

Ping


4 posted on 10/14/2013 5:38:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: AlexW

All OK with you and yours in Cebu ?


5 posted on 10/14/2013 5:39:34 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: bd476

We have some expat freepers living there. Hope they are OK and check in.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 5:40:47 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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NEIC Map



7 posted on 10/14/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476; AlexW

Aw crap. Sorry to hear this.

Alex, check in please.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 5:42:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Rebelbase; AlexW

Prayers extended for all in the area.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 5:42:35 PM PDT by bd476
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To: cloudmountain

The depth of the earthquake is 20 miles below the surface. I’m not sure if there would be huge levels of damage. If that earthquake was 10 miles below the surface, then the damage and casualty toll would be huge.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 5:44:12 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Lazamataz

alex right across from the epicenter in Dalaguete , Cebu .


11 posted on 10/14/2013 5:47:03 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Lazamataz; AlexW

Sorry here too, Laz. AlexW prayers that you are far from the epicenter and that you, your family and friends are safe.

This is a major quake and it’s shallow both of which can mean widespread and catastrophic damage.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 5:48:22 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Prayers offered for the Philippines


13 posted on 10/14/2013 5:49:33 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: bd476

Prayers up : /


14 posted on 10/14/2013 5:49:52 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: RayChuang88

Here’s a link that shows the depth was only 10 kms (6.2 miles) : http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/15/very-strong-earthquake-mindanao-philippines-on-october-15-2013/

That’s fairly shallow, and if that’s accurate, there could be some significant damage and regrettably, loss of life.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 5:50:09 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: bd476

Any expectation of a tsunami?

Prayers up.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 5:51:31 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: bd476

Ouch!

AlexW, hope you’re OK. JR (non-freeper), hope you’re OK also! I’ll FB you and Vevz and try to see if you’re OK.

I also know of a great nature photographer in the Philippines. Prayers for all of them!


17 posted on 10/14/2013 5:55:04 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: sushiman; AlexW

I hope it’s deep and distant enough from major population centers. Our prayers and best wishes.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 5:55:43 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: sushiman

And he was just saying that he was on the beach but protected by other islands. Oh-oh. Hope you and your family are safe, Alex.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: bd476

Reuters says no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Not very many articles up yet though.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 5:59:03 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: BykrBayb

praying here,


21 posted on 10/14/2013 5:59:22 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: cloudmountain
I don't suppose that the Philippine government and contractors are interested in BUILDING "earthquake proof" structures.

As though third-world countries or anyone else has infinite money to replace all buildings and bridges.

22 posted on 10/14/2013 5:59:55 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: navysealdad; Ernest_at_the_Beach; calljack; lainie; BurbankKarl; pollywog; Brad's Gramma; ...
Earthquake Ping List.
If you wish to be added to it, please FReepmail me.

Thanks





M7.2 - 5km E of Balilihan, Philippines

Magnitude 7.2


Time 2013-10-14 17:12:37 UTC-07:00

Location 9.765°N 124.022°E

Depth 56.8km


23 posted on 10/14/2013 6:01:01 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Pan_Yan

Prayers for all...


24 posted on 10/14/2013 6:01:03 PM PDT by Shady (It is called LIBERTY...Freedom linked to Responsibility. Any questions?)
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To: BykrBayb

No official word yet on a tsunami.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 6:04:14 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20131014_Large_quake_shakes_Philippines_no_tsunami_threat_to_Hawaii.html

Large quake shakes Philippines; no tsunami threat to Hawaii

A large earthquake has struck the Philippines but did not generate a tsunami threat for Hawaii, officials said today.

The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2, was centered 3 miles east of Balilihan in Bohol province at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday at the epicenter (2:13 p.m. Monday in Hawaii) at a depth of 35 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach said “no destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter.”

The initial temblor was followed by a magnitude 5,4 quake in the same area about 15 minutes later, according to the USGS.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 6:10:16 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: bd476; Fred Nerks
Depth 56.8km

That is pretty deep....up the thread it was reported as much closer to the surface.

27 posted on 10/14/2013 6:15:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Rebelbase

I didn’t feel a think in Manila. I was up doing some online coursework and on the 22nd floor of my condo building.

Ken R


29 posted on 10/14/2013 6:18:00 PM PDT by ManilaKen
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To: bd476

Did not feel a thing in Manila.


30 posted on 10/14/2013 6:18:00 PM PDT by ManilaKen
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To: ManilaKen

any damages being reported locally? We are not getting much news.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 6:19:28 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: RayChuang88
RayChuang88 wrote: " The depth of the earthquake is 20 miles below the surface. I’m not sure if there would be huge levels of damage. If that earthquake was 10 miles below the surface, then the damage and casualty toll would be huge."


Ray, the depth is 56.8 KM or 35 miles deep and is considered a shallow quake.

From USGS:

Shallow earthquakes are between 0 and 70 km deep; intermediate earthquakes, 70 - 300 km deep; and deep earthquakes, 300 - 700 km deep. In general, the term "deep-focus earthquakes" is applied to earthquakes deeper than 70 km. All earthquakes deeper than 70 km are localized within great slabs of shallow lithosphere that are sinking into the Earth's mantle.

USGS: Measuring the Size of an Earthquake

32 posted on 10/14/2013 6:20:46 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Been watching on the USGS site. Apparently no tsunami warnings..?
Sister has friends in Mandanao.
Anyone getting reports of damage?


33 posted on 10/14/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Cebu City : I’ve been in several earthquakes in my life. This was by far the strongest & most frightening. I thought my building would fall down. Many aftershocks continuing every few minutes. Power is out everywhere. Even our generator has not come on yet.

34 posted on 10/14/2013 6:29:36 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

Update 01:17 UTC : A 400 year old church in Bohol has collapsed

Update 01:17 UTC : Reports from Bohol are mentioning “roads torn up, electricity cables down…”

Update 01:10 UTC : Reports are giving at least 4 fatalities. Many provincial authorities have suspended classes for today. Also reports of many collapsed houses in Bohol

Update 01:09 UTC : The theoretical damage engine from Max Wyss is giving the following grim results :


35 posted on 10/14/2013 6:30:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: sushiman; AlexW

Reuters is reporting four dead in a building collapse in Cebu.


36 posted on 10/14/2013 6:31:32 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; ManilaKen; meyer; thesearethetimes...; svcw; Rebelbase; cloudmountain; ...
Hi Ernest! Wish I had seen you earlier, would have pinged to my post below.

Unfortunately this is a major quake and is also a shallow quake at 35 miles deep (56.8 KM).

from USGS Measuring Earthquakes - 56.8 KM or 35 miles deep is considered a shallow quake

Update:


37 posted on 10/14/2013 6:31:42 PM PDT by bd476
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To: steve86
Update 01:09 UTC : The theoretical damage engine from Max Wyss is giving the following grim results :
ESTIMATE OF HUMAN LOSSES Injured Exp. min/max: 100/1500 Fatalities Exp. min/max: 0/200

38 posted on 10/14/2013 6:32:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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39 posted on 10/14/2013 6:33:36 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: sushiman

Looks like center was on Bohol island. The chocolate mountains


40 posted on 10/14/2013 6:34:36 PM PDT by Broker (Obama is the devils fart)
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To: steve86

Do you have a link?


41 posted on 10/14/2013 6:35:24 PM PDT by bd476
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To: sushiman
Alex is just west of the epicenter ...

We're staying up for you 'til you check in, brother.

42 posted on 10/14/2013 6:36:18 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: bd476

A terrible tragedy, Al Gore and his cronies better keep their mouth’s shut !!!


43 posted on 10/14/2013 6:39:11 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: steve86

Thanks.


44 posted on 10/14/2013 6:40:03 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: bd476

It is the link in #15.


45 posted on 10/14/2013 6:40:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: BykrBayb; BIGLOOK; Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, BykrBayb. Good to hear that there’s no tsunami threat for Hawaii.
There’s no official tsunami threat listed yet for Alaska and hopefully there won’t be.


46 posted on 10/14/2013 6:41:34 PM PDT by bd476
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To: knarf; All

You can see the last part of "Deleguete" on the left of the epicenter .. where Alex W is with wife and son.

47 posted on 10/14/2013 6:43:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Broker

Sure looks like it

AlexW on the east coast of Cebu

Check in with us, Brother


48 posted on 10/14/2013 6:47:08 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: knarf

I’ve read reports from Cebu and the citizens say buildings/houses shook, things fell off shelves, but none reported damage.


49 posted on 10/14/2013 6:50:15 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: knarf; AlexW

Prayin’ for ya, bro


50 posted on 10/14/2013 6:51:50 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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