Tremors in the Philippines

Tremors in the Philippines

The inhabitants of the Philippine Islands not to be envied - they will be covered by the typhoon, it will start a flood, or, as in this week, the earth tremble from the powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 and 5.9. The first earthquake occurred on October 15 at 08:13 local time. Within six hours after the experts recorded 192 aftershocks.

Tremors in the Philippines

Experts called the last series of the most powerful aftershocks of earthquakes recorded in the region for the past 23 years. The epicenter of the second major quake of magnitude 5.9 was in the sea off the southwest coast of the island of Bohol. Center lies at a depth of 20 kilometers under the seabed. According to experts, these aftershocks may continue for some time. The number of victims reached 85 people, 57 of them - in the province of Bohol.

Tremors in the Philippines

After the Philippines held the Pacific "fire zone" - a strip of volcanoes and tectonic faults of 40 000 km. It surrounds the Pacific Ocean, passing around the coast of North and South America to southern Alaska, then turns to Japan and Indonesia, and is completed in the area of ​​the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and the South-West Pacific. It is in the "ring of fire" is the vast majority of the planet's famous volcanoes. In the same place 90% of all earthquakes on Earth.

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