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A powerful undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, prompting people to scramble out of shopping malls and buildings. Authorities warned villagers to stay away from beaches in case of a tsunami. No casualties or damage were reported hours after the quake struck before noon. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted its warning for a potential tsunami that it had said could hit coastal areas of the southern Philippines and Indonesia. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake was detected at a depth of 37 miles and a magnitude of 7.2 about 100 miles off Davao Oriental province. Several aftershocks, including one with a magnitude of 5.6, were later felt by residents but no major damage was reported, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.9.
The further caveat is that no one can be sure which will blow first. Professor Stephen Sparks, from the University of Bristol, was discussing which volcano is currently the world’s deadliest - but couldn’t settle on a single one. He told Express.co.uk: “If we’re talking about very large eruptions that could have a big global impact, they don’t have to be super eruptions to have big effects on their surroundings and things like climate, the atmosphere.
originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: infolurker
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: LookingAtMars
The frequency of earthquakes has sharply increased in the world
‘Ring of Fire’ hit with 70 earthquakes in just 48 hours
Just checked on RSOE EDIS. Quake wise, the ring of fire looks quiet at the moment. Happy new year.