A Series of Earthquakes Hit Samar, Philippines

Jules Castillo By Jules Castillo, 2nd Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3zr21gcr/
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A series of moderate earthquakes was felt in Samar, Philippines on February 1, 2012 (Wednesday).

Local Report from PHIVOLCS thru ABS-CBN News

The earthquake started at around 12:26pm at epicenter. Intensity 4.3 was recorded 13km NE of Borongan. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), it shook the region 5 times. See figures below:

First Occurence:
Time: 12:26pm
Intensity: 4.3 / 4.0 in Borongan City
Location: 13km NE Borongan

Second Occurence:
Time: 12:30pm
Intensity: 5
Depth: 16km
Location: 38km NE Borongan

Third Occurence:
Time: 12:39pm
Intensity: 4.6/ 5 in Borongan City/ 4 in Tacloban City, Pastrana Leyte and Mercedes E. Samar
Location: 13km NE Borongan

Fourth Occurence:
Time: 3:51pm
Intensity: 3.5
Location: 64km N Borongan City

Fifth Occurence:
Time: 4:42pm
Intensity: 2.8
Location: 45km N Borongan City

Web Reports showed 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake

The reports shown in some web references reflected a slight difference.


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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Feb 2012 (#)

Hi friend cowboynextdoor,

Hope you're all fine there and out of calamity.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
2nd Feb 2012 (#)

Hello Cowboy, ditto Rathna's concern, please keep us posted. Ps. Last time Paul Pruel's town was worst hit. I hope Buzz is alright too. Praying for you.

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author avatar Buzz
2nd Feb 2012 (#)

Hope all's okay, Jules. Oh, Andre, thanks, I was far up north in the Philippines to be affected from the earthquakes down south, thanks.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Feb 2012 (#)

Philippines gets the rumblers often. Hope it is minor and life goes on as usual. Take care, nevertheless, cowboy - siva

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author avatar Jerry Walch
2nd Feb 2012 (#)

Good reporting, Cowboy.

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Feb 2012 (#)

Hope all is ok with you Cowboy, I share the others concern..Excellent reporting as always.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
2nd Feb 2012 (#)

The Phillipines is having such bad luck with awful disasters lately. Hope it all cools down in more ways than one.
You OK though, honey? Hope so.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
3rd Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks my friends Rathnashikamani, Andre, Buzz, Siva, Songbird, Ms Sheila for the concern....i was reading wikinu articles when that happened.....i was at the second floor of a building

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Feb 2012 (#)

So scary to read this report, keep safe and if you can please keep updated....

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
4th Feb 2012 (#)

I do hope you stay safe, dear Cowboy. I say a prayer for you and please keep in touch.

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author avatar ppruel
4th Feb 2012 (#)

Maybe Kabz they are the delayed aftershocks ---take care Igan.

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author avatar avery sandiego
6th Feb 2012 (#)

I heard this from the news....People there must be always prepared and alert anytime...

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