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. dukefan

    Why does it matter to you if someone sends prayers? It doesnt involve you. And you have no idea if it does any good or not. You are living up to your screen-name...

    July 23, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. life101

    @Trash you are really a TRASH, but I think there is still hope for you recycling.

    July 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jimmy the Big Fat Greek

    So long Philippines. It was nice knowing ya

    July 23, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rommel

    7.3 and no damage? Nice to hear that.....

    July 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. life101

    @TOM you are talking about my country, please try to be more educated when you are posting your opinion.

    July 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kaye

    i hope its really csure that there will be no tsunami...

    July 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. red hot!!!

    what do you think of us??? a trash??? hey were humans too!!! god created and bless!!!!

    July 23, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • cristina

      your country is beautiful do not listen to bad people

      July 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Allan

    We feel it around here. Good thing nothing serious damage. Can't just imagine others posting all these negatives instead of just praying that the repeat of the 70's quake won't happen again. God still care us.

    July 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Prashant

    "GAYS and LESBIANS have angered the GODS and so we have such natural disasters" –IRAN MULLAH and CHRISTIAN EVALNGELIST FUNDAMENTALIST PASTOR in USA

    July 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • ajk68

      Get over it. Just because there are nutcases in some religion doesn't mean all religion, or even that religion, is wrong.
      There are atheists, and quite a good number, who are nutcases.

      July 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fred

    Follow live earth quakes on following link. Philippines now struck by 4 eq's shortly after one and other.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Xenon

    @Prashant: i'm no pro-gay nor lesbian, but if those so-called "GODS" of yours have such a way of thinking, then its either they are narrow or you are dumb, in which i personally think, is the latter.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Xenon

    @Tom: well, if that's the case, please go first. no one would care. 🙂
    @Trash: Don't use "Trash" as your name. Your insulting it. You're pretty much lower than it.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Xenon

    @Jimmy the Big Fat Greek: wow. your face and ass must have no difference at all. at least your ass is wee bit more discreet because you cover it with clothing, unlike your face.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rick

    We had a 3.5 Earthquake just off the San Francisco coast today...It shook some high rises downtown.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Filatina

    @Jimmy the Big Fat Greek @ Tom and @ Trash
    haters are gonna hate on a beautiful country such as the Philippines. Funny because normally the ones who say negatives to attack must feel they lack in their own diversity and culture. VIVA PILIPINAS!! ALL DAY EVERYDAY! Haters WISH their culture was on our level!!

    July 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
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