This morning, May 6, we recorded the 500th earthquake in the Philippines in 2015. We reside on a shaky underground.
Thankfully this year we hadn’t to document devastating earthquakes in the Philippines and we genuinely hope that this yr will go on to be a quiet 1. The strongest earthquakes have been off-shore. The strongest one occurred on February 2 about 90 kilometers northeast of Virac (Catanduanes). It experienced a magnitude of 6.2. The target had been only 1 km deep. The second strongest a single, an M 6., shook San Antonio (Zambales) on January 11. Its target was 84 km deep, northwest at 43 km in the sea.
Earthquakes in the Philippines
We preserve a page on our web page that displays current and earlier earthquakes in the Philippines. Regrettably the excellent of the data we acquire from PHIVOLCS is of very poor good quality and we have to validate all info prior to feeding into our database. It is in some way amusing, because examining the typos and structure problems, we know which PHIVOLCS personnel is keying in the knowledge.
Of the 305 earthquakes we recorded right until this afternoon, 441 quakes ended up weak (Magnitude a lot less than 4), 60 quakes were medium (Magnitude between 4 an 6), 2 quakes were being sturdy (Magnitude larger than 6).
The ordinary selection of earthquakes per working day is: 4.. The common magnitude is: 3.2 and the average depth is: 41 km
The overview map clearly shows the zones of frequent earthquakes in the Philippines. The incredibly hot-spots are alongside the acknowledged fault traces, where by tectonic plates collide. In the very last two a long time Bohol experienced experienced from lots of earthquakes and in some sections the island did elevate up for a lot more than 3 inches. The most current recorded earthquake is marked with a red X.
The 10 most recent Earthquakes
This map shows the hottest earthquakes. The circle all around the emphasis reveals where the quake could have been felt.
The 10 strongest Earthquakes
This map shows the ten strongest earthquakes of this calendar year.
Examine the present position.