Skip to comments.M7.1 - 2km NE of Catigbian, Philippines (20 deaths reported)
Posted on 10/14/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by bd476
2013-10-15 00:13:00 UTC
2013-10-15 08:13:00 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
2013-10-14 17:13:00 UTC-07:00 system time
9.800°N 124.200°E depth=33.0km (20.5mi)
2km (1mi) S of Carmen, Philippines
31km (19mi) ESE of Tibigan, Philippines
40km (25mi) SSW of Talibon, Philippines
41km (25mi) ENE of Tagbilaran, Philippines
636km (395mi) SSE of Manila, Philip
All OK with you and yours in Cebu ?
We have some expat freepers living there. Hope they are OK and check in.
Aw crap. Sorry to hear this.
Alex, check in please.
Prayers extended for all in the area.
The depth of the earthquake is 20 miles below the surface. I’m not sure if there would be huge levels of damage. If that earthquake was 10 miles below the surface, then the damage and casualty toll would be huge.
alex right across from the epicenter in Dalaguete , Cebu .
Sorry here too, Laz. AlexW prayers that you are far from the epicenter and that you, your family and friends are safe.
This is a major quake and it’s shallow both of which can mean widespread and catastrophic damage.
Prayers offered for the Philippines
Prayers up : /
Here’s a link that shows the depth was only 10 kms (6.2 miles) : http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/15/very-strong-earthquake-mindanao-philippines-on-october-15-2013/
That’s fairly shallow, and if that’s accurate, there could be some significant damage and regrettably, loss of life.
Any expectation of a tsunami?
AlexW, hope you’re OK. JR (non-freeper), hope you’re OK also! I’ll FB you and Vevz and try to see if you’re OK.
I also know of a great nature photographer in the Philippines. Prayers for all of them!
I hope it’s deep and distant enough from major population centers. Our prayers and best wishes.
And he was just saying that he was on the beach but protected by other islands. Oh-oh. Hope you and your family are safe, Alex.
Reuters says no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Not very many articles up yet though.
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