Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southern Philippines, shaking cities 130 miles away (video)

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Powerful M7.0 earthquake hits the Philippines on January 21, 2021

A powerful M7.0 earthquake hit offshore Philippines, 210 kilometers (130 miles) southeast of Pondaguitan in Davao Occidental province, on January 21, 2021.

Although shaking homes and businesses on firm ground, the big jolt was too deep (95.8 kilometers or 60 miles under the sea level) to cause major damage and/or a tsunami.

In Davao city, some residents ran out of their houses as the ground shook, while power cables and business signs swayed. There have been no reports of damage or injuries yet.

The earthquake was felt across the southern parts of the Philippines.

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Eartquake map by USGS showing the epicenter of the powerful M7.0 earthquake hits the Philippines on January 21, 2021. Map via USGS

Since the Philippines lies along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” it is continuously battered by powerful earthquakes. In addition, about 20 typhoons and tropical storms lash the region each year, making it one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries.

Meanwhile in Indonesia, just south of the Philippines, a M6.2 earthquake recently killed 73 people, a mini tsunami flooded and destroyed parts of a city and the Semeru volcano erupted violently… and that just in the last 5 days.

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5 Comments

    • No reports of injuries or damages. Here in Anchorage after the 7.1 there was no injuries but lot of damaged buildings and roads.

      • Wow, lucky you. Eating all my sockeye and halibut. Ling cod too, and my little rock fishies.
        🐟🐟🐟

        Glad you are ok —Phinehas. I envy you for being out in Alaska. That’s one place I will get to before the grave I hope. My old pal with a fishing operation used to 24 hour deliver/ send me fresh fish. I worked at a seafood distribution center for a few years. 15 years ago. He was in Kenai peninsula. Native brother, good guy.

  1. Dutchsinse says that the deep earthquakes leads to stronger shallow earthquakes.
    But his criteria for a deep earthquake I believe is 200k or deeper. In any case the EQ activity is ramping up.

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