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15 Nov 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0467

PHILIPPINES - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
15 NOVEMBER 1994

1. A STRONG EARTHQUAKE HIT THE ISLAND OF MINDORO, PHILIPPINES, AT 03.15 HRS LOCAL TIME ON 15 NOVEMBER 1994 (GMT: 19.15 HRS 14 NOVEMBER). ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS), THE PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE AND LOCATION OF THE QUAKE ARE
7.1 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, LATITUDE 13.4 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 121.1 DEGREES SOUTH, WHICH PLACES THE EPICENTRE ON THE COASTLINE OF THE ISLAND OF MINDORO (APPROXIMATELY 140 KMS SOUTH OF MANILA).