MANILA — A strong earthquake struck an island province in the eastern Philippines, damaging some structures, knocking out power in surrounding towns and prompting a tsunami warning. The civil defense office said there are no confirmed deaths. The U.S.
Earthquakes are unpredictable, according to U.S. Geological Survey Geophysicist Shengzao Chen, and prior to the 7 p.m. quake, a slowing seemed to be in effect with most of Monday's temblors under magnitude-2.5, and occurring in intervals of no greater
"Forecasting earthquakes involves many uncertainties, so we should inform the public of these uncertainties," said Mian Liu, of MU's department of geological sciences. "The public is accustomed to the uncertainties of weather forecasting, but
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.
Friday, August 31, 2012 at 23:37:57 UTC; Saturday, September 01, 2012 at 07:37:57 AM at epicenter; Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones · Location, 10.395°N, 126.763°E. Depth, 35 km (21.7 miles). Region, PHILIPPINE