Published: February 6, 2012
SIATON, Philippines – According to USGS a 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Negros and Cebu Provinces around 11:49 A.M. on February 6, 2012. The quake was enough to cause a little vertigo while driving people out from their homes. It lasted around a minute (based on my estimate) and I’m expecting aftershocks any time from now.
According to USGS data the location, depth and distances are as follow:
46.6 km (29.0 miles)
- 70 km (44 miles) N (355°) from Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines
- 79 km (49 miles) WNW (298°) from Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines
- 80 km (50 miles) SSE (158°) from Bacolod, Negros, Philippines
- 574 km (356 miles) SSE (154°) from MANILA, Philippines