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.
This map and other information is available here.
- February 9, 2012 The Earth is still shaking in Negros The earth continues to shake around Tayasan and Guihulngan in Negros Oriental. Every day since the initial shock on February 6, 2012 we […]
- March 9, 2012 Already 333 Earthquakes since January 1st, 2012 The underground in the Philippines is moving. There are currently 4 regions that experience nearly daily earthquakes: Negros, Mindoro, […]
- September 7, 2013 Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in the Batanes Islands Yesterday evening at 07:33:53 p.m. a Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake shook the Batanes Group of Islands between Luzon and Taiwan.
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- November 30, 2011 Strong Earthquakes in Zambales This morning the earth shook 4 times off the coast of Zambales. The first shock had a magnitude of 6.0 and could be felt in Metro Manila […]
- September 21, 2014 Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato An Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato yesterday and this morning. Up to now 21 earthquakes of magnitudes between 2.4 and 5.2 hit the […]