OCTOBER 15, 2013 – A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Tagbilaran and Bohol in Philippines today around 12:37 UTC time.
FOUR people are reported dead, reported AAP today.
The quake was centered about 391 miles (629 kilometers) south-southeast of Manila, near Balilihan, and its depth was 12 miles (20 kilometers).
It is a national holiday — Eidul Adha — and many people were relaxing when the earthquake rattled the country just after 8 a.m.
There was no widespread threat of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, but it warned that earthquakes this large can sometimes cause tsunamis within 61 miles (100 kilometers) of the epicenter.
Balilihan, which has a population of 18,000, is in the province of Bohol.
Details of the earthquake are shown below…
7.2 – BOHOL, PHILIPPINES
Preliminary Earthquake Report
15 Oct 2013 00:12:37 UTC
15 Oct 2013 08:12:37 near epicenter
15 Oct 2013 05:12:37 standard time in your timezone
Location 9.765N 124.022E
5 km (3 mi) E of Balilihan, Philippines
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Tibigan, Philippines
22 km (13 mi) NE of Tagbilaran, Philippines
35 km (21 mi) NE of Danao, Philippines
629 km (389 mi) SSE of Manila, Philippines
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.3 km
Parameters Nph = 112; Dmin = 343.9 km; Rmss = 1.25 seconds; Gp = 29°
Version = B
Event IDus b000kdb4 ***This event supersedes event PT13288000.
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