News Release

Magnitude 7.3 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:08:11 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 105 km (65 miles) West Southwest of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines at 4:08 PM MDT, Jul 23, 2010 (Jul 24 at 6:08 AM local time in Philippines). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. This earthquake is located in a remote area and no damage or casualties are expected.

Felt (II PIVS) at Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, General Santos, Lingig, Socorro and Surigao; (I PIVS) at Lanuza. Also felt at Alabel, Davao, Kadingilan, Panabo and Puricay. Felt at Palo, Tagbilaran and Tanauan, Leyte.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver