Moderate quake of 5.2 Richter rocks Mindanao,Philippines

July 11th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

An earthquake measured 5.2 Richter rocks Mindanao,Philippines at Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 17:32:28 UTC (Friday, July 11, 2008 at 01:32:28 AM PHT)

Location of the earth quake was at 6.503°N, 124.607°E at a depth of 27.5 km. (17.1). The epicenter of the earth quake is 75 km NW from General Santos, Mindanao, 90 km SSE from Cotabato, Mindanao,130 km WSW from Davao, Mindanao, and 975 km SSE from MANILA, Philippines.

Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. It is also one of the three island groups in the country, along with Luzon and Visayas. Historically, the island was also known as Gran Molucas or Great Mollucas.

However, there is no reports of casualties and material losses of residents from Mindanao region.

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