​6.0 Earthquake Below Sea Level In Philippines

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September 6, 2013

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck today near the town of Uyugan in the Philippines, and the UGSS indicates that it started 111 miles below sea level. The earthquake was out in the ocean when it began, east of Aparri and other towns.

6.0 Earthquake Philippines

USGS indicates that the quake started 26 miles east of Uyugan. It was 133 miles east of Aparri, and one hundred 35 miles north of Claveria. It was also 160 miles southeast of Hengchun and roughly 400miles from Manila.

The county has been hit be several quakes this summer mostly out in the sea. In n January, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines. The quake began only one mile from Balayans. The quake was seven miles from Calaca and eight miles from Calatagan.

USGS indicated to news that the quake was fifty miles from Manila and eleven miles from Nasugbu.

In June, a 4.7 magnitude quake hit fifty-two miles southeast of Caburna and seventy miles east of Glan. The quake was seventy-one miles southeast of Malaptan. The quake was centered roughly six miles west of Koror Town, Palu.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded at least one aftershock.

Ivy Aria of the Office of Civil Defense said no damage or injuries have been reported.

Norma Talosig, the Batan Islands’ civil defence chief, said she contacted a Philippine navy detachment in Basco – the capital of the sparsely populated island group near the sea border with Taiwan – to check on the impact.

“I was told it registered as a low-intensity tremor there, with no visible damage,” Talosig told AFP.

She said there were no immediate reports of casualties in Uyugan, a town of around one thousand residents, or nearby areas.

The Philippine archipelago is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.