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A “quake-y” Christmas in Davao

December 25, 2008

I’m here in Manila for the holidays. But while I was talking to Mindanao Bob, he informed me that he felt the earth move.

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It took the USGS about 20 minutes to post about the magnitude 6.2 earthquake.

Magnitude:  6.2
Date-Time:
  • Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 03:20:29 UTC
  • Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 11:20:29 AM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location: 5.772°N, 125.535°E
Depth: 207.5 km (128.9 miles)
Region: MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances: 55 km (35 miles) SE of General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
145 km (90 miles) S of Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
1095 km (680 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

Friends in Davao said they got a bit dizzy. But no one got hurt or no damage was reported. It just made this “a Christmas to remember”……

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 27, 2008 9:25 pm

    Hi Migs – Yep, it was a Christmas to remember! Back in 2002 when I lived in GenSan we had a 7.2 earthquake on New Year’s day! Something about the holidays, I guess!

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