July 23rd, 2010
06:45 PM ET

Three 7-magnitude quakes strike off Philippines

Three earthquakes of greater than magnitude 7 struck the Philippines' Moro Gulf in just over an hour early Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first quake, magnitude 7.3, was recorded at 6:08 a.m. (5:08 p.m. ET Friday); the second, 7.6 magnitude at 6:51 a.m. (5:51 p.m. ET); the third, magnitude 7.4, at 7:15 a.m. (6:15 p.m. ET).

The USGS also recorded a 5.4-magnitude quake at 6:19 a.m. (5:19 p.m. ET)

The last quake ran the deepest at 616 (382 miles) kilometers.

The epicenters of the quakes were about 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the coastal city of Cotabato and roughly 950 kilometers (590 miles) southeast of Manila.

No tsunami warning was immediately issued for any of the quakes.

There were no reports of damage, said Rona Faeldin of the Philippines Coast Guard.

- CNN's Katy Byron contributed to this report.

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  1. Terry

    Recently I sent an email discussing the fact that the Earth is experiencing an Axis shift in a northerly direction. What I forgot to mention which is very apparent to me is what kind of problem this represents and the writer of the article I sent doesn't mention it as well. Only that there was a cover-up about the Axis shift and nobody offers a reason for it (that is, the axis shift).
    The truth is, if the Earth continues to move northward on its axis towards true north the earth will change in its relationship to the sun (as it is, even now). Probably most remember that the earth is 500,000 miles closer to the sun in winter even though it's colder. The reason is that during the winter the earth is tilted (axis) away from the sun causing sunlight to strike the earth indirectly thus it doesn't warm as much until the earth reaches a point in its orbit where the sun's rays strike more directly (summer). NOW, suppose the earth reaches a point where the axis is straight up and down (true north) moving somewhere around 23 degrees (or even less) northward. True North is 23.3 degrees from the magnetic North and South Poles. I read yesterday that the Earth had already moved 26 degrees Northward on its Axis. The sun’s rays will strike the earth’s surface directly in the winter AND be 500,000 miles closer than in the summer. North America will be very close to the equator year round probably not changing seasons. Our winters will be warmer than our summers. The Antarctic (South Pole) which has 25% of the Earths land mass will melt its ice and grow warmer as it moves Northward towards a more temperate zone as the Earth shifts on its Axis towards the new equator. Weather patterns will probably change, it will be hot in the winter, and some say the Earths ice will melt causing a huge increase in sea level (not associated with the Green House effect) causing coastal cities to evacuate to higher ground. (Now I know why God sent us to Amarillo). Earth quakes are currently known to cause a global shift on the earth’s axis. Earth quakes have increased tremendously over the last ten years. This means a lot of Tectonic movement. It could cause volcanic eruptions as well to increase. We could have a year round weather cycle with hurricanes 12 months out of year..

    July 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. koolbeeWA

    Praying for the safety of ALL who in the earthquake zone! May everyone be held in the palm of God's protecting hands.
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    July 26, 2010 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. derduh

    HAARP fart

    August 17, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |


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  5. hanni

    we have just experienced eartqueake here in phils. God be with us!

    May 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hanni

    God loves US. Just trust and believe HIM. I know we all want to live longer. Just keep praying....

    May 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
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