Four Earthquakes Hit Philippines

philippines-mapThe United States Geological Survey reported that four earthquakes had hit the southern Philippines all within just one hour Saturday, July 24 (PST).

Three of the earthquakes had magnitude marks ranging from 7.3 to 7.6. A fourth earthquake measured at 5.4.  The first one hit at 6:08 AM (Phil ST) or 6:08 PM (EDT). The fourth quake was felt at 7:15 AM (Phil ST).

The epicenters of the four quakes were about 121 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of Cotabato City in Mindanao Island. That’s 910 kilometers (566 miles) southeast of the capital city of Manila. That location would be somewhere in the area known as Moro Gulf.

The fourth quake run the deepest. It was 616 kilometers (382 miles).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which is based in Hawaii, did not raise any tsunami warning.

The Philippine Coast Guard reported that there were no damages recorded.

The Philippines sit in a geographical area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, a large chain known for having large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.