An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck about 40 miles (63km) east of Pondaguitan in the Philippines.
The quake hit early morning on Thursday, August 12, 2021 around 1:46 am local time (5:46 GMT, August 11, 2021) at a depth of 65.6km (40.8 miles).
The major jolt has triggered tsunami threat within 186 miles of the epicenter, prompting a tsunami warning that was later cancelled.
Thailand’s earthquake monitoring center reported two aftershock quakes of 5.1 and 5.0 magnitude. More are expected.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been felt widely by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that damage and aftershocks were expected.
This map shows the ‘I felt it reports’ just 40 minutes after the quake:
— EMSC (@LastQuake) August 11, 2021
What people felt?
Very intense and was awoken from sleep. All around shaking and felt a great sense of dizzy and discomfort after.
It was very strong. It woke me up from my sleep…
The earthquake Alarm went off, then 5 to 10 seconds the house started to shake.Ttook 3-5 mins before it stopped…
I felt it around 1:47am, fully stopped at 1:48-49 I guess.. The motion is up & down but towards the end, it kinds of change to sideways movement…
It was odd. It was the first time I felt an earthquake like that. It was like you are surfing on something liquid…
Windows were noticeably shaking, chandeliers visibly swaying, frames were rattled, pencils and pen feel from the desk.
I felt a light shaking..but In The Almighty Name of JESUS CHRIST The Son Of GOD,let’s not panic..because there’s GOD that always protects us no matter what happens.
More I felt it reports here.
The US National Weather Service said there was no risk of a tsunami for the US west coast from the earthquake. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said Hawaii also faced no tsunami threat.
The Philippines is situated on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and thus is at risk of massive earthquakes and powerful eruptions daily. [USGS]
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