ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Philippines earthquake today 2013 has struck near Manila. A Philippines earthquake today October 3, 2013 has hit in the afternoon hours south of Manila. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 4.6 magnitude Philippines earthquake today struck just after 4:52 pm local time. The quake had a large depth however. USGS indicates to news that the quake started more than one hundred miles below ground level. As a result the impact of the quake was limited to the immediate region.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was forty-one miles south of Manila. It started six miles south of Santo Tomas, four miles south of Tanauan and only two miles southwest of Malvar.
The same region has been struck by several quakes this year. In January a quake struck fourteen miles west of San Antonio and only fourteen miles southwest of San Narcisco. The quake was seventy-one miles west of Manila and only sixteen miles west of San Marcelino.
That same month another quake began only one mile from Balayan. The quake was seven miles from Calaca and eight miles from Calatagan. It was fifty miles from Manila and eleven miles from Nasugbu.
In February 2012, a 6.0 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.