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7.6 Sulangan, Philippines-Guiuan EARTHQUAKE, August 31, 2012 at 08:47:34 PM

7.6 Sulangan, Philippines Earthquake. Image and Data Credit USGS.

The USGS has reported a 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck Sulangan, Philippines on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 08:47:34 PM . The epicenter was located approximately:

94 km (58 miles) E of Sulangan, Philippines
106 km (65 miles) ESE of Guiuan, Philippines
161 km (100 miles) ESE of Borongan, Philippines
174 km (108 miles) NE of Surigao, Philippines

...at a depth of 34.9 km (21.7 miles). There were no significant injuries or damage reported at this point, Friendly Forecast will update this report as events unfold.

Sulangan, Philippines Shake Map

Sulangan, Philippines Earthquake Shake Map. The shake map image provides a metric of the percieved level of shaking in and around the area of the earthquake.

Did you feel it?

Communities around Sulangan, Philippines reported very strong shaking. Places that felt the quake are:
City: Gitagum Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Donsol Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Borongan Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Iloilo Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Calatrava Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Cebu Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Gingoog City Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: General Santos City Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Surigao Intensity: VI Responses: 4
City: Pototan Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Bacolod City Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Malaybalay Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Tagum Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Hilongos Intensity: IV Responses: 2
City: Bato (Bato, Camarines Sur) Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Butuan Intensity: V Responses: 2
City: Cebu Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Santa Cruz Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Daet Intensity: IV Responses: 2
City: Toledo Intensity: III Responses: 2
City: Legazpi City Intensity: IV Responses: 3
City: San Policarpio Intensity: VII Responses: 1
City: Virac Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Abaca Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Silay Intensity: IV Responses: 2
City: Consolacion Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Ormoc Intensity: IV Responses: 3
City: Pavia Intensity: V Responses: 3
City: Catbalogan Intensity: V Responses: 5
City: Bacolod Intensity: IV Responses: 6
City: Bayugan Intensity: V Responses: 2
City: Guimbal Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Dumaguete City Intensity: IV Responses: 4
City: Bayawan Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Cagayan De Oro Intensity: V Responses: 5
City: Cabadbaran Intensity: VI Responses: 1
City: Mandaue City Intensity: IV Responses: 2
City: Ligao Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Kalibo Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Polomolok Intensity: IV Responses: 2
City: Bato Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Kalawag Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Panglao Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Valencia Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Maya Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Madrid Intensity: VII Responses: 1
City: Baguio City Intensity: III Responses: 2
City: Plaridel Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Talibon Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Opol Intensity: III Responses: 2
City: Mandaue Intensity: IV Responses: 3
City: Calape (Calape, Bohol) Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Roxas Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Iloilo City Intensity: IV Responses: 7
City: Asuncion Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Baclayon Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Panabo Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Cebu Intensity: III Responses: 8
City: Iloilo Intensity: IV Responses: 7
City: Sogod Intensity: V Responses: 2
City: Oroquieta Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Kaputian Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Bislig Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Davao Intensity: IV Responses: 20
City: Jimalalud Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Liloan Intensity: IV Responses: 4
City: Pototan Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Labo Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Camalig Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Compostela Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Minglanilla Intensity: IV Responses: 2
City: Oton Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Bacong (Bacong, Negros Oriental) Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Moalboal Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Sibulan Intensity: III Responses: 2
City: Lapu-Lapu Intensity: IV Responses: 6
City: Kingking Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Talisay (Talisay, Cebu) Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Villanueva Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Silay City Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Daet Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Palompon Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Lapu-Lapu City Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Iligan City Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Tangalan Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Dumaguete City Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Dumaguete Intensity: III Responses: 12
City: Maasin Intensity: IV Responses: 4
City: Dumaguete Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Talisay Intensity: III Responses: 5
City: Cortes Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Janiuay Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: San Carlos Intensity: V Responses: 2
City: Guiuan Intensity: IV Responses: 10
City: Valenzuela Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Cagayan de Oro Intensity: IV Responses: 9
City: Cebu Intensity: IV Responses: 55
City: Goa Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Mati Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Davao City Intensity: IV Responses: 11
City: Tacloban Intensity: IV Responses: 3
City: Naga Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Guihulngan Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Daanbantayan Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Legazpi Intensity: IV Responses: 2
City: Gingoog Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Toledo City Intensity: I Responses: 1
City: Quezon Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Naga City Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Cagayan de Oro Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Manolo Fortich Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Tagum Intensity: VI Responses: 2
City: Magallanes Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Manga Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Bacoor Intensity: I Responses: 1
City: Iriga Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Butuan Intensity: VI Responses: 1
City: Tangke (Talisay, Cebu) Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Bacacay Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Talisay Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Tacloban City Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Cogon (Naga, Cebu) Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Lantapan Intensity: IV Responses: 3
City: Polomolok Intensity: III Responses: 2
City: Alegria Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Iligan Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Malabon Intensity: I Responses: 1
City: Danao City Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Argao Intensity: VI Responses: 1
City: Carcar Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Cebu City Intensity: II Responses: 2
City: Kapalong Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Dauin Intensity: III Responses: 2
City: Maramag Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Cagayan Intensity: V Responses: 19
City: Calbayog Intensity: V Responses: 4
City: Palo Intensity: VI Responses: 3
City: Virac Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Kabankalan Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Malaybalay Intensity: IV Responses: 4
City: Tagbilaran Intensity: IV Responses: 8
City: Davao City Intensity: V Responses: 2
City: Manila Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Baguio Intensity: II Responses: 2
City: Lapu-Lapu City Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: New Lucena Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Bacolod Intensity: III Responses: 2
City: Linamon Intensity: IV Responses: 5
City: Santa Cruz Intensity: IV Responses: 6
City: Miagao Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Manila Intensity: III Responses: 14
City: Iligan Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Sorsogon Intensity: V Responses: 1
City: Duero Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Poro Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Dipolog Intensity: IV Responses: 1
City: Dalaguete Intensity: II Responses: 1
City: Cadiz Intensity: IV Responses: 1
If you felt the quake you can report the quake here to the USGS.

What is a 7.6 magnitude earthquake?

7.0 or Greater. Only the sturdiest of buildings remain standing, noticeable wave ripples passing through the ground, fissuress opening up, tsunamis can be triggered in nearby bodies of water and even the landscape can be altered. Learn more about earthquakes...

Earthquake Population Exposure

Sulangan, Philippines Earthquake Population Exposure Map

The above image shows the effect of the earthquake in respect the areas where the shaking of the quake was felt in the Sulangan, Philippines region. The colored lines outline the areas that were effected by different levels of shaking, the darker the line the more the shaking had effect on the population.

Sulangan, Philippines Historical Earthquake Information

Sulangan, Philippines Earthquake Map 1990 to Present

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The above metric shows historical earthquake activity for the Sulangan, Philippines region from 1990 to present.


Sulangan, Philippines Earthquake Map current year

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The image above shows historical earthquake activity for the Sulangan, Philippines region for the past year.


Sulangan, Philippines Earthquake Map 1990 to Present 7.0 or greater earthquakes

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The preceeding image indacates 7.0 or larger earthquakes that have struck Sulangan, Philippines region since 1990.

Seismic Hazard

Sulangan, Philippines Earthquake Hazard Map

The Seismic Hazard Map above shows the likelihood of an earthquake to move the ground and effect buildings. The higher the hazard the greater the risk.

We would like to hear from you

If you have felt the Sulangan, Philippines earthquake, observed any damage or have any information pertaining to the earthquake we would like to hear about it. Please feel free to leave a comment below and share your experiences with us and others. All comments are moderated.

You can read the full source Sulangan, Philippines earthquake details here via the USGS.

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Bill V – Canada
August 31, 2012 - 11:52
Subject: Earthquake

Living in Alberta Canada I am lucky enough to have never experienced an earthquake and my heart goes out to all the families that have not only lost all their possessions but also a loved one due to an earthquake.

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