East Hawaii News

Strong Earthquake Shakes Philippines; No Tsunami Generated

October 14, 2013, 3:46 PM HST
* Updated October 14, 3:47 PM
A
A
A

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines today, Hawaii time, did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, the US Geologic Survey said.

The quake struck about one mile northeast of Catigbian in the Bohol province, at a depth of about 12 miles.

It occurred at 2:12 p.m. Hawaii time, or 8:12 a.m. Wednesday local time.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.