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2010 Mindanao earthquakes

Quake epicentre for the 7.6 magnitude earthquake
Date 23 July 2010 (2010-07-23)
22:08:11 UTC (1st)
22:51:11 UTC (2nd)
23:15:08 UTC (3rd)
Magnitude 7.3 Mw (1st)
7.6 Mw (2nd)
7.4 Mw (3rd)
Depth 604.5 kilometres (375.6 mi)(1st)
576.3 kilometres (358.1 mi)(2nd)
616.7 kilometres (383.2 mi)(3rd)
Epicenter location 6°29′38″N 123°31′59″E / 6.494°N 123.533°E / 6.494; 123.533Coordinates: 6°29′38″N 123°31′59″E / 6.494°N 123.533°E / 6.494; 123.533(2nd)
6°44′56″N 123°16′05″E / 6.749°N 123.268°E / 6.749; 123.268Coordinates: 6°44′56″N 123°16′05″E / 6.749°N 123.268°E / 6.749; 123.268 (3rd)
Countries or regions affected  Philippines

The 2010 Mindanao earthquakes were a series of powerful earthquakes, but located far too deep to pose a serious threat. They occurred in the Southern Philippines in the Moro Gulf. The earthquakes with magnitudes above M6.4 are:

Date Local Time
(UTC +8)
Magnitude
(Mw)
Latitude Longitude Depth
July 23, 2010 06:08 7.3 6.699°N 123.475°E 612.2 km
July 23, 2010 06:51 7.6 6.470°N 123.532°E 583.8 km
July 23, 2010 07:15 7.4 6.749°N 123.268°E 616.7 km
July 24, 2010 05:31 6.5 6.226°N 123.522°E 555.3 km

These earthquakes occurred in Moro Gulf, off the Mindanao Island. The Mw 7.6 earthquake could be felt in Philippines, Taiwan, and Malaysia.[1] The Mw 7.4 earthquake could be felt in Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia.[2] The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that these earthquakes were caused by the subduction of the Molucca Sea Plate.[3]

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