Philippines Have Back To Back Quakes

The USGS shake map of the Philippnes

Large earthquakes rocked the Philippines, October 15, 2013.

A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked the central Philippines early Wednesday morning, October 15, 2013.  The major quake was followed by 5.3, 5.4, and 5.3 magnitude quakes.

Tsunami warnings were not generated from these quakes.


There are four active volcanoes in the Philippines to keep a watch on:

  1. Taal
  2. Mayon
  3. Bulusan
  4. Kanlaon

Earthquake History

The Philippines is no stranger to large earthquakes. The 5 largest earthquakes recorded in the Philippines are:

  1. 8.6 Sept 20, 1897
  2. 8.7 Sept 21, 1897
  3. 8.3 Aug 15, 1918
  4. 8.3 April 14, 1924
  5. 8.3 Jan 24, 1948

Volcanoes, earthquakes, typhoons, and tsunamis – oh my. What’s coming next?

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Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has expressed a deep love and respect for the Earth since she was a very young child. She earned academic degrees in International Geography and Environmental Science. After 20 years of research, Dr. Hull uncovered evidence supporting her theory that the Earth’s geographic poles shift at the axis, causing dramatic climate change. Today, she is one of the world’s leading environmental experts promoting public environmental awareness. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.


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