5.2 magnitude tectonic earthquake strikes off the coast of the Philippines

May 9, 2012 COTABATO, PhilippinesA magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted southern Philippines Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Wednesday. According to Phivolcs, the quake, tectonic in origin with a depth of 34 km, was traced around 12:34 p.m. local time 150 km northeast of Tarragona town, in Davao Oriental. There were no reported casualties, said the agency. The Philippines sits in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where continental plates collide, producing frequent earthquakes and volcanic activities. The worst earthquake in the country happened on August 16, 1976 after a tsunami caused by a quake killed between 5,000 and 8,000 people in the Moro Gulf region in southern Philippines. –Phil Star
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1 Response to 5.2 magnitude tectonic earthquake strikes off the coast of the Philippines

  1. AMAZED says:

    what do you think of the earthquakes in the u.s today WY,OR,TX, and OK,
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/quakes_all.php

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