Magnitude 7.4 quake in the Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines

Last updated: 2014-10-13 (285) 21:28:52 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 Friday July 23 2010 at 3:08 PM (PDT) we recorded an earthquake (preliminary Mw 7.4) located in the Moro Gulf, Mindanao, 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 12250 km (110.08 degrees).

This map shows the mainshock as a red star. Associated aftershocks are orange stars. Anza network stations are yellow triangles. Blue lines are major rivers. Thin black lines are state boundaries and thick black lines are national boundaries.

Event Map

Global mecator event map

Event Parameters

Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Origin time (PDT) Depth (km) Magnitude Author
6.7080 123.4790 07/23/10 (204) 22:08.11 07/23/10 (204) 3:08 PM 604 7.4 Mw QED
6.7640 123.5450 07/23/10 (204) 22:19.35 07/23/10 (204) 3:19 PM 594.8 5.4 mb QED
6.4940 123.5330 07/23/10 (204) 22:51.11 07/23/10 (204) 3:51 PM 576.3 7.6 Mw QED
6.7490 123.2680 07/23/10 (204) 23:15.08 07/23/10 (204) 4:15 PM 616.7 7.4 Mw 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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We operate a broadband station at Piñon Flats Observatory. At 15:23 (PDT) station PFO recorded the pPdiff 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.

3 component seismometer recordings at Piñon Flats Observatory

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