posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 09:38 AM
I have been living here in the PI for the past seven years (on the Luzon Peninsula). Been through several earthquakes, which are more of slight
rolling type: no sudden jars. Maginitude here less than 4.0. Earthquakes this year have been in the southern territories of the PI, deep in the
ocean's crust; I believe the largest was just over 6.0.
The interesting part of the Earth's topography around the PI is that the natural large faults of the "Ring of Fire" create a type of island around
the PI. The fact that the greater area around the PI is an island, scientists believe (acc to my Internet research) that the island effect mitigates
much of the seismic activity felt within the PI islands.
During the Pinatubo eruption of 1991, one earthquake measured 7.8 and was directly attributed to the volcano's awakening. Similar earthquakes in the
PI since have been attributed to other volcanoes "letting off steam."
Mount Mayon is currently the most active volcano in the PI, and while it is "burping" rather often of late, no one has associated any significant
earthquake activity of late.
Thus, when I heard of this rumor this morning, I dismissed it as just another malicious rumor to upset the populace, based on the two major points