Philippines Earthquake Leaves No One Injured And Dead

July 24th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
a1b18182fe0b258ePhilippines, July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today as many as six earthquakes hit the Moro Gulf of Mindanao Island located in southern Philippines and these were succeeded by another quake that hit northern Sumatra in Indonesia. The news has been confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The last of the quakes hit near the Padangsidempuan city of Sumatra shortly after 9 a.m. The first quake had an intensity of 7.3 and hit Philippines in the wee hours of the morning. It hit at 62 miles away from Cotabato city of Mindanao as the agency reported.

Despite a series of quakes hitting Philippines and Indonesia no casualty or injury has been reported so far. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has also ruled out the possibility of a tsunami lashing the islands as an after effect. Both Indonesia and Philippines are located along the Pacific Ring of Fire which is a quake prone zone. This region is known for the collision of tectonic plates and a number of the greatest quakes of the world have taken place here. The quake that hit Indonesia was centered over 35 kilometers deep and its effects were felt in Singapore as well. The tremors felt in Philippines were generated 617 kilometers below sea level. Three of these quakes had intensity above 7 as it has been found.

In Indonesia’s North Sulawesi the people felt the tremors and they rushed out of their homes. Luckily no cracks were found in the buildings after the quakes. A number of people were having their breakfast when the tremors were felt. They got panicked as one can feel but later the anxiety and fear subsided.

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