News Release

Magnitude 7.6 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Friday, July 23, 2010 at 22:51:12 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 115 km (70 miles) SW of Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines at 4:51 PM MDT, Jul 23, 2010 (Jul 24 at 6:51 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. The magnitude was furnished by the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

Felt (IV PIVS) at General Santos; (III PIVS) at Davao, Malita, Padada and Santa Maria; (II PIVS) at Ayala, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dipolog, Isabela, Matanao, Soccoro, Surigao and Tacloban; (I PIVS) at Midsayap. Also felt at Digos, Koronadal, Mati, Polomolok, Puricay and Recodo. Felt (III PIVS) at Palo, Leyte. Felt (II PIVS) at Cebu, Cebu. Felt (II PIVS) at Calinan, Makati and Palanan, Luzon. Also felt at Manila. Felt (II PIVS) at Bayawan, Negros. Also felt at Bacolod. Felt at (I PIVS) at Aklan and Makato, Panay. Also felt at Iloilo.

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