The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology-Department of Science and Technology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) reported the occurrence of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Sulu Sea on Tuesday at 2:13 pm. Read on to learn more about it.
No Tsunami Threat
Meanwhile, PHIVOLCS reported that there was no tsunami threat from the quake to the Philippines. The earthquake occurred at 4.35 degrees North, 122.80 degrees East and 236 kilometers (km) South, 25 degrees East of Tongkil, Sulu. It also has a depth of 651 km. PHIVOLCS noted various intensities felt in the nearby areas of Sulu.
- Intensity IV: Davao City and Malita, Davao Occidental
- Intensity III: Iloilo City; Kiamba, South Cotabato; Caraga and Boston, Davao Oriental
- Intensity II: Mati, Davao Oriental; General Santos City; Cagayan De Oro City; Lake Sebu, Polomolok, Tambakan and Tupi, South Cotabato
Here's the Facebook post of PHIVOLCS-DOST regarding the Sulu earthquake:
Other Reported Earthquakes in Mindanao
Meanwhile, PHIVOLCS also reported that a magnitude 3.0 quake happened in Surigao Del Norte on Tuesday at 7:10 pm. The earthquake has a depth of 27 km. It was located at 09.70 degrees North, 126.43 degrees East and 31 km South 72 degrees East of General Luna, Surigao Del Norte.
In Davao Occidental, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake took place at 7:49 pm on the same day. It has a depth of 16 km that appeared at 5.42 degrees North, 126.38 degrees East, 99 km South 59 degrees East of Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental.
PHIVOLCS also reported a strong distant earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 that occurred in Solomon Islands. It has a depth of 67 km. The quake was located at 10.2 degrees South, 161.1 degrees East of Solomon Islands. PHIVOLCS said that there was no Pacific-wide threat based on the historical and tsunami data. The agency also reiterated that there was no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake.
What do you think of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit the Sulu sea on Tuesday? What about the other quakes that happened in some parts of MIndanao? Let us know in the comments section below.