M7.6 earthquake on Friday, 31 August 2012 at 12:47 (93 km E of Sulangan, Philippines)
No major tsunami - warning cancelled
Update Fri 31 Aug 15:18No destructive tsunami was generated fortunately, and the tsunami warning was cancelled for most of the Pacific. The most recent calculations show it was a magnitude 7.6 quake.
Update Fri 31 Aug 13:12A massive earthquake (preliminary calculations 7.9 magnitude) occurred in the Philippines 120 km east of Samar Island at 12:47 GMT today (31 Aug). The nearest city to the epicenter is Sulangan at 93 km (58mi) to the west.
The quake occurred at 35 km under the Pacific and has the potential to generate a tsunami.
A tsunami warning was issued for the Pacific, but it is still not clear whether a tsunami was actually generated or not.
Please check the Tsunami warning center for the latest information.
Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - 96km E of Sulangan, Philippines on Friday, 31 August 2012Date & time: Friday, 31 August 2012 12:47 UTC
Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Fri, 31 Aug 2012 (6 earthquakes)|
|Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTC||M 7.6 / 20 km||PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION||EMSC|
|Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTC||M 7.5 / 45 km||Philippine Islands Region||GFZ|
|Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTC||M 7.5||null||GeoAu|
|Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTC||M 7.6 / 35 km||Philippine Islands Region||GeoAu|
|Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTC||M 7.8 / 63 km||Philippine Islands Region||BMKG|
|Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTC||M 7.6 / 45 km||112km S 78° E of Guiuan (Eastern Samar)||PHILVOLCS|