Magnitude 6.7 quake in the Celebes Sea, Philippines

Last updated: 2014-10-13 (285) 21:28:56 UTC

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The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 17 three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza, California (see map).

On Wednesday October 7 2009 at 2:41 PM (PDT) we recorded an earthquake (preliminary Mw 6.7) located in the Celebes Sea in the Philippines.

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Initial source parameters for this tremor are indicated below. The epicentral distance (i.e. the distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for Anza is 12533 km (112.62 degrees).

This map shows the mainshock as a red star. Associated aftershocks are orange stars. Anza network stations are yellow triangles. Gray lines are major rivers.

Event Map

Global mecator event map

Event Parameters

Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Origin time (PDT) Depth (km) Mw Author
4.0430 122.5840 10/07/09 (280) 21:41.15 10/07/09 (280) 2:41 PM 583 6.7 QED

* The location and magnitude determined for this event are preliminary and are subject to change upon further review of seismic data.

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Important Note: The waveforms generated by this event have their coda interfered by the larger magnitude Mw 7.6 event in Vanuatu that occurred approximately 20 minutes after this event.

Of local interest:

We operate a broadband station on Mt. Soledad. At 14:58 (PDT) station SOL recorded the P wave from this event. Here is a view of that event as picked by our analyst. A red P indicates a P wave arrival, a red S indicates an S wave arrival.

Important note about the waveforms associated with this event

3 component seismometer recordings at Soledad

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URL: http://eqinfo.ucsd.edu/special_events/2009/280/a/index.php [Last updated: 2014-10-13 (286) 21:28:56 UTC]