Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake in the Hinatuan Passage.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake at a depth of 44.3 km beneath the Hinatuan Passage, to the northeast of Mindanao Island, slightly before 5.10 pm local time (slightly before 9.10 am GMT) on Wednesday 11 June 2014. There are no reports of any damage or casualties associated with this event, though people reported feeling it on Northern Mindanao.

The approximate location of the 11 June 2014 Hinatuan Passage Earthquake. Google Maps.

The geology of the central Philippines is Complex. The west of Mindanao Island is located on the Banda (or Sunda) Microplate, and the east on the Philippine Plate, which is being subducted beneath the Sunda (or Banda) Microplate along the central part of the island. Immediately to the east of the Island the Pacific Plate is being subducted along the Philippine Trench, and passes beneath eastern Mindanao as it sinks into the Earth. This is not a smooth process, an the plates constantly stick together then break apart again as the pressure builds up, resulting in Earthquakes.

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