Monday, October 19, 2015

Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hits Philippines (local time: 21:50) after Typhoon Koppu makes landfall

The Philippines on Monday experienced an earthquake even as Typhoon Koppu, locally known ad Typhoon Lando, began weakening after wreaking chaos and destruction.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the region. 


The epicentre of the quake reportedly was the beach town of Balitoc, according to the US Geological Survey.

Many social media users from Philippines raised fears over the "10-second" earthquake. 


There are still no details yet on any destruction caused by the earthquake.

The country is currently witnessing heavy rainfall and storms, brought in by Typhoon Koppu. Even though Koppu now has been downgraded to a severe tropical storm, provinces in the Philippines are bracing for heavy rains that are expected to last until Wednesday.

 ibtimes.co.in
19/10/15
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  • M 5.8 - MINDORO, PHILIPPINES - 2015-10-19 13:50:43 UTC ...local time: 21:50 ...

Magnitude    Mw 5.8
Region    MINDORO, PHILIPPINES
Date time    2015-10-19 13:50:43.1 UTC
Location    13.87 N ; 120.72 E

  • Depth    123 km
Distances:
  •     86 km S of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 21:50:43.1 2015-10-19
  • 61 km SW of Calamba, Philippines / pop: 316,612 / local time: 21:50:43.1 2015-10-19
  • 28 km NW of Tingloy, Philippines / pop: 2,646 / local time: 21:50:43.1 2015-10-19
  • 3 km NE of Hukay, Philippines / pop: 2,230 / local time: 21:50:43.1 2015-10-19
   
Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist

emsc-csem.org
19/10/15
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