LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A moderate but deep Philippines earthquake today 2013 has erupted off the coast. The Philippines earthquake today January 14, 2013 began in the late evening. No reports of damage have yet to be detailed by local news.
Officials tell news that a 4.8 magnitude Philippines earthquake began today shortly after 7:03 pm local time. The quake was not centered on land but off the coast. Moreover, the epicenter had a moderate depth. USGS indicates to news the quake struck roughly fifty kilometers below sea level.
USGS reports to news that the Philippines earthquake began only eleven miles south west of San Nicolas. The quake was fourteen miles west of San Antonio and only fourteen miles southwest of San Narcisco. Officials tell news that the quake was seventy-one miles west of Manila and only sixteen miles west of San Marcelino.
Today’s quake erupted close to the February quake of last year. That month, a 6.0 magnitude quake struck shortly after 6 pm local time Monday February 6, 2012. The quake was thirty-seven miles north of Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines. Local news reported the quake was fifty miles west of Tagbilaran, Bohol. It was also centered roughly three hundred miles south of Manila, USGS indicated to news at the time.
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 that month.