Earthquakes are caused by seismic waves which result from an unexpected release of energy in the Earth’s crust.  They also occur when geological faults rupture, when volcanoes become active and sometimes follow a landslide or a significant explosion. The ground beneath our feet shakes and tremors and it usually suffers significant damage (cracks, etc.) Earthquakes leave a wake of destruction in their path – buildings collapse, roads are destroyed and lives are lost. The most recent earthquake in the Philippines occurred on March 25, 2010 in Mindoro with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Moment magnitude scale. There were no listed fatalities.

Sources: – Baguio Pic – March 23, 2010 – quake 01-200 – Dagupan pics


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