Details of January 15 Davao Earthquake

Several friends asked us regarding the details of the earthquake that hit Davao yesterday morning. We would like to share the details we found from USGS:

DATE                Friday, January 15, 2010
TIME                 08:06:47 AM local time at epicenter
MAGNITUDE   5.3
LOCATION      7.18N 126.00E
DISTANCES   40 km (25 miles) ENE of Davao
                          130 km (80 miles) SSW of Hinatuan
                          150 km (90 miles) NE of General Santos
                          990 km (610 miles) SE of Manila

An earthquake with a magnitude ranging from 5.0 to 5.9 is considered moderate, which may cause significant damage to buildings with weak foundations.

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