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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts central Philippines

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posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 08:08 AM

AP News | Oct 03, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolted the central Philippines on Friday, sending workers out of their offices and causing cracks on a building's wall. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The quake's epicenter was Antique province's Culasi municipality, 360 kilometers (224 miles) south of Manila, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. It added that some damage and aftershocks were expected.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude at 5.4.

John Paul Fallarme of the Philippine institute said field personnel reported cracks on the wall of a building in Culasi. Police said there were no immediate reports of damage in other areas.

"Almost all of us ran out," said Culasi police officer Richard Sombiloni. He said employees of the nearby municipal hall rushed out of the two-story building and gathered in parking areas and a square when the ground started shaking.

Has anyone noticed the amount of earthquakes in the past 2 days above cat 4?

It seems that the entire pacific rim has been experiencing an increase in seismic activity.

Japan just had a 4.4 and a 5.3(or 5.6) today as well.

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, 3 October 2014

Date & time: Fri, 3 Oct 00:57:32 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.18°N / 142.62°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (113 km)
Primary data source: GFZ

This after the tragic volcanic eruption which killed 47 people, including children, whom unfortunately died mostly from volcanic rocks hitting them.

So far I have counted 19 or 20 earthquakes in the past 2 days in the Pacific rim, and I am not sure how many aftershocks there could have been.

We also had earthquakes in Kansas (4.4 Oct 2), 2 in or near Alaska, 3 in south America, a 5.4 in Qinghai, China that also occurred yesterday.

Of course Iceland is still experiencing earthquakes and a 4.5 today at the Baffin Bay.

edit on 3-10-2014 by ElectricUniverse because: correct errors and add comment.

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