drbubb Posted May 25, 2017 Report Share Posted May 25, 2017 QUAKE! Earthquakes in the Philippines (decided to start this thread after an experience about one hour ago) EARTHQUAKE - here in Makati What a shake! I was half asleep, and it woke me up, giving me a real scare The light fixture from the ceiling was swaying for 2-3 minutes =========== Just found this: Latest earthquake activity near Metro Manila: 25th May, 2017, magnitude 5.3, 14:28:27 GMT (22:28:27 local), location 87 kilometers, 213 dgrees from Makati City, depth 93 kilometers, duration 35 seconds felt in Metro Manila as magnitude 2.0-, no noticeable damage to structures, JUST A SHAKE The Marikina Fault The most significant, historic earthquake zone (geological fault) in the Philippines is located just 10km East of Manila City and is known as the "Marikina Valley Fault" or, frequently, "Marikina Fault". Archaeological evidence tells us that the Marikina Fault earthquake zone, that runs almost North-South along the Marikina Valley, and almost exactly parallels the route of the C-5 circumferential road around Metro Manila, slips every 200-400 years (average every 310 years) delivering a magnitude 6.0-7.0 earthquake (maximum estimated 7.5). The last time the Marikina Fault earthquake zone slipped is calculated to have been in 1863AD, meaning that this geological fault is not due for another movement for about 50 more years, on average. But a better-safe-than-sorry philosophy suggests even more reasons to chill out on the beaches, especially around Puerto Galera. > https://www.pgyc.org/tsunami-earthquake.php > usgs : https://earthquake.usgs.gov/ : https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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