The Philippine Fault Zone (see map) is underneath force. In the past 27 several hours 17 Earthquakes have been recorded between Ambaguio and Bokod marginally east of Baguio.
The strain in the fault zone arrives from the fairly rapid going Philippine Sea Plate in the east. The Philippine Sea Plate is transferring westward at a speed of 80mm for every year. The Philippine Sea plate is tectonically abnormal in that virtually all the boundaries are convergent. The Pacific plate is subducting beneath the Philippine Sea plate to the east even though the west/northwestern element of the Philippine Sea plate is subducting beneath the continental Eurasian plate. There are shorter boundaries of the Philippine Sea plate with the Okhtosk plate to the north, and the Australian plate to the south. (Read additional in this article)
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The Philippine Fault Zone
The Philippine Fault Zone (PFZ) extends 1200 km throughout the Philippine archipelago at the rear of the convergent boundary of the Philippine Trench and the subduction of the Philippine Sea Plate. This still left-lateral strike-slip fault extends NW-SE (N30 – 40 W) accommodating the lateral oblique motion of the subducting Philippine Sea Plate with regard to the Philippine Trench. It extends from Davao Gulf in the south, bisects the Caraga region at the Agusan River basin, crosses to Leyte and Masbate islands, and traverses Quezon province in japanese Luzon before passing by Nueva Ecija up to the Ilocos location in northwest Luzon. The northern and southern extensions of the PFZ are characterized by branching faults owing to brittle terminations. These horsetail faults (eco-friendly strains in the red circle) are indicative of the lateral propagation and additional progress of the PFZ.
Last 10 Earthquakes (2016-06-11 @ 10:00 a.m.)
Yesterday’s problem is in this article: Rumbling North – Potent Earthquake with Aftershocks
The dynamic and interactive maps revealed over can be located in this article: Philippine Earthquakes
We preserve an eye on these situations. In 1999 scientists from USGS and PHIVOLCS published an exciting post. They suspected: The spatial and temporal proximity of the 1990 Ms 7.8 Luzon earthquake and reawakening of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 hints at the possibility of a relation concerning the two events.
Possibly the northern horsetail of the Philippine Fault Zone will before long calm down again or maybe the intensity of the quakes will raise. Continue to be with us, we are on the pulse of the earth.