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Philippines Quake, Surigao city

  1. Feb 11, 2017 #1
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    western Pacific Plate :wink:

    M 6.5 approx. 20 km N of Surigao city and not right under it
    building construction is pretty poor in the Philippines, doesn't take much for it to tumble

    yes, recorded that one reasonably well
    I have a bro and sis inlaw that live just a bit south of there, haven't heard from them yet as to if they felt it


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    I thought the Philippines had its own plate (but forgotten where the map has been).
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    yes, the Philippine Islands are on the Philippine Plate
    The Western side of the Pacific Plate in subducting under the Philippine Plate
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