LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Philippines earthquake today has struck near Manila, claims reports. The Philippines earthquake today July 25, 2011 was first reported by an online bulletin moments ago. No reports of the earthquake, however, have yet been announced by the USGS.
The account of New Earthquake on Twitter reported moments ago reported that a 6.0 earthquake struck today. The quake’s epicenter was reportedly Olongapo. The quake registered with a nominal depth of 80 km. “Preliminary: 6.0 earthquake, Luzon, Philippines. On 2011/07/25 17:15:46 UTC (5m ago, depth 80km)” reported the account.
No reports of injuries have been given.
In March of 2010, another earthquake struck in the same region. That quake felt in Manila was the second significant earthquake to hit the exact same region in less than 5 days.
In July last year, Mindanao was struck by a 7.3 earthquake. That quake was located roughly 65 miles south west of Cotabato and nearly six hundred miles southeast of Manila.
UPDATE: USGS is now reporting today’s quake. USGS reports the Philippines’ earthquake had a depth of thirty-eight miles and a magnitude of 5.9. The quake was centered sixteen miles north west of Olongapo, Luzon; thirty-two miles west of Angeles, Luzon; and sixty-two miles west of Manila.