This morning at 03:37 PHIVOLCS recorded the 1000th earthquake this year. The quake happened 7 km north-east of Santa Ana (Cagayan). It had a weak magnitude of 2.4 and the focus had been 24 km deep.
The Philippines are within the “Pacific Ring of Fire”. Three tectonic plates meet in the Philippines’ underground. The movements of these 3 tectonic plates are the reason for the very frequent earthquakes in the Philippines. We count about 5 earthquakes per day. Most of them are weak and nobody feels them.
This map shows the ten most recent earthquakes inside PAR, the Philippines Area of Responsibility. The diameter of the circles show approximatively the region where the earthquake could be felt. Data is provided by PHIVOLCS.