PHILVOCS and USGS reports Magnitude 6 Earthquake West of Luzon, Philippines

The United States Geological Survey announced preliminary data that a Magnitude 6Mb Earthquake struck 228 km, West North West of the Philippine capital of Manila at coordinates 15.467N 119.030E in the West Philippine Sea.

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UPDATE-1: The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says it is “tectonic” in origin with a magnitude 5.3. Tectonic earthquakes are naturally occurring earthquakes and happen when there is sufficient stored elastic energy in the area.

UPDATE-2: PHILVOCS has updated their report which now indicated the Earthquake was a Magnitude 6.

No damage has been reported.

This is a developing story.

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