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Some Specifics about Earthquakes in the Philippines in 2011

2011 the earth shook 814 instances in the Philippines.

We only depend earthquakes whose origins have been within just the Philippines, while there could be felt some earthquakes from outdoors locations.

There are diverse things that make you truly feel an earthquake and that decides its destructiveness. These are the magnitude (the power of the shock), the depth of the origin, the direction of the movement (horizontal or vertical), the variety and composition of the underground and final but not least the locale of the epicenter.

Philippines Earthquakes 2011
Click on on the map to accessibility the interactive map.

Of the 814 earthquakes the next magnitude distribution was measured:

Magnitude # of quakes
6 and a lot more 5
5 to 6 40
4 to 5 122
3 to 4 385
2 to 3 236
fewer than 2 26

The following depth distribution was found:

Depth # of quakes
-1 km 45
2-5 km 45
6-9 km 40
10-19 km 156
20-49 km 346
50-99 km 100
100+ km  82

The good news is only the earthquake swarm in the vicinity of Sipalay (Negros occidental) brought about some damages in Sipalay and Cauayan. Nobody had been hurt or killed. The initial shock experienced been potent (magnitude 6.2) and shallow (only 4 km deep).

Earthquakes 2011  Negros Occidental

The interactive 2012 earthquake map is here 

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