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Dumaguete City Earthquake: February 6, 2012 11:45 AM

Tsunami Warning/ Alert:
Provinces of Negros and Cebu under tsunami alert level 2 after series of eathquakes hit these areas. "Philvolcs tsunami alert level is now 2. The concerned public is advised to be on alert for unusual waves. People are advised to stay away from the shoreline. People should not go to the coast to watch the tsunami. People whose houses are very near coastal areas in Negros and Cebu islands areadvised to be watchful" Phivolcs said. PHIVOLCS, recorded 6.9 magnitude. Some people panicked upon hearing and reading the report from text and verbal communication. There were many misinterpretations, some say that Negros was hit by tsunami which is not true, but it was a warning or alert to make the people be more prepare in case the the tsunami will hit. Francisco Ablong, Physics Professor said that having a tsunami in Dumaguete was slim since we are surrounded by islands. Nothing to worry no tsunami will hit your places, announced by local and national news.  You can see below the list of places that was affected by the earthquake.

Earthquake Rumors 02/07/2012:

"Naa advice frm DOST nga na detect sa philvocs naay upcoming earthquake 8.5 magnitude 7pm 2 nite. And will take 1 to 2 minutes ang gidugayon. Forward the info.

 -from brgy. captain of san antonio. naa daw dd2 ang taga philvocs. pls spread lang. Better be ready dn sorry." - Anonymous text 

Please don't believe on this text no instrument can detect an upcoming earthquake, it is just a false alarm. It was believe as a Modus operandi by thief's. 

Earthquake aftershocks February  7, 2012 [Update]:

9:08 PM, a much stronger shaking was experience.

Report 02/06/2012: 
At exactly  11:49 AM, an earthquake stumbles7, 20 Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental Philippines. There were three earthquakes recorded an the magnitude are as follows: 6.8, 4.8, 5.6. The people panicked and gathers outside the street. The ground seems like swaying from left to right, and you feel dizzy afterwards. It was the first earthquake in Dumaguete City for the year 2012. Thank God there were no tsunamis since Dumaguete City is beside the sea. There were many aftershocks experience.  The scope maybe of the earthquake is wide since it has a great intensity that it makes the concrete buildings shake. Probably the affected areas, are Negros Oriental and Occidental or the whole Visayas Region. For now, there were no related accidents regarding the earthquake. At total of 2 earthquake was experience and felt, some sources say that the earthquake was felt also in Cebu City, and the measurement of the earthquake is almost the same with Dumaguete City.

Earthquake Update:

Another earthquake was experience at exactly 12:19 PM February 6, 2012. It was "intense", quoted from one of the comments below the post. The other earthquake or aftershocks was short  but still the intensity of the earthquake was great. I hope that no one is hurt in this incident. If anyone knows any other affected areas please let us know by putting your comments below.

4:39 PM, Another aftershock is felt with a duration of 4 seconds.

7:32 PM, Another aftershock felt.

9:32 PM, another aftershock is felt.

43 Aftershock recorded.

Earthquake Affected Areas:
  1. Dumaguete City
  2. Cebu City
  3. Bacong
  4. Sibulan
  5. Valencia
  6. San Jose
  7. Dauin
  8. Bayawan
  9. Leyte
  10. Iloilo City
  11. Tayasan
  12. San Calros
  13. Guihulngan
  14. Himalalud
  15.  Sta Cruz, Plaridel Misamis Occidental
  16. Bohol
  17. Masbate City
  18. Sagay 
  19. Cadiz City

Earthquake Victims and Affected Areas:

Tayasan - a concrete wall  has collapsed onto him
San Calros earthquake shattered several glass panels of a shopping mall 
La Libertad - landslide (near Lalimar) also in San Jose, La Libertad
Guihulngan - child died during landslide, 4 students died in Saint Francis College
Himalalud  - landslide affected highways, and destroyed birdges
Dumaguete City - many places in the city like Junob, people panicked and some of them meet accidents because the of the rumor that tsunami was coming, which is not true. Many people are going to Tierra Alta, Valencia to watch strange occurrences beside shorelines.

Pictures From the Earthquake:

If you have pictures during and after the earthquake email it to me so that
 other people may see what happened. Use pictures that you think 
significant. Every picture should have a short description, and the 
place it was taken. Email Me. 

Photos Taken from Guihulngan (source: Hulagway ug Kasikas sa Dumaguete)

Photos Taken from Guihulngan (source: Hulagway ug Kasikas sa Dumaguete)

Photos Taken from Guihulngan (source: Hulagway ug Kasikas sa Dumaguete)

Photos Taken from Guihulngan (source: Hulagway ug Kasikas sa Dumaguete)

From a US earthquake monitoring website:

Update time = Mon Feb 6 4:36:51 UTC 2012

y/m/d h:m:s
MAP 5.6  2012/02/06 04:20:04   10.058   123.171 34.6  NEGROS - CEBU REGION, PHILIPPINES
MAP 4.8  2012/02/06 04:03:28   9.873   123.260 34.8  NEGROS - CEBU REGION, PHILIPPINES
MAP 6.8  2012/02/06 03:49:17   9.964   123.246 46.6  NEGROS - CEBU REGION, PHILIPPINES

  • Monday, February 06, 2012 at 04:20:03 UTC
  • Monday, February 06, 2012 at 12:20:03 PM at epicenter
Location10.058°N, 123.171°E
Depth34.6 km (21.5 miles)
Distances71 km (44 miles) SSE of Bacolod, Negros, Philippines
84 km (52 miles) WSW of Cebu, Cebu, Philippines
84 km (52 miles) N of Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines
556 km (345 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

  • Monday, February 06, 2012 at 04:03:28 UTC
  • Monday, February 06, 2012 at 12:03:28 PM at epicenter

Location9.873°N, 123.260°E
Depth34.8 km (21.6 miles)
Distances62 km (38 miles) N of Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines
69 km (42 miles) WNW of Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines
84 km (52 miles) SW of Cebu, Cebu, Philippines
579 km (359 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

  • Monday, February 06, 2012 at 03:49:16 UTC
  • Monday, February 06, 2012 at 11:49:16 AM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location9.964°N, 123.246°E
Depth20 km (12.4 miles)
Distances72 km (44 miles) N of Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines
74 km (45 miles) WNW of Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines
80 km (49 miles) WSW of Cebu, Cebu, Philippines
569 km (353 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

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