Moderate shallow earthquake in the coastal waters of Philippines Burias Island

Provincial seal of Masbate, Philippines.

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Earthquake Report comment :
Shallow dangerous earthquake at only 18 km from San Rafael on Burias Island (3,036 inhabitants)
Burias Island is one of the three major islands of Masbate Province in the Philippines. The other two major Islands are Ticao Island and Masbate Island. The Island has two municipalities, Claveria and San Pascual.
San Pascual is located at approx. 30 km. San Pascual has a population of 37,858 people.
Epicenter approx. 5 km out in the sea.
The earthquake epicenter is located in the vicinity of a transform fault line.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.1
Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 06:24:49 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 38 km
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Geo-location(s) :
18 km SE San rafael (pop 3,036)
47 km W Pio duran (pop 13,249)
80 km (50 miles) WNW (300°) from Masbate, Masbate, Philippines

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USGS historic earthquakes map
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