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Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake in the Philippines

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Caption: USGS ShakeMap of the August 31, 2012 earthquake off the east coast of the Philippines.

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the east coast of the Philippines on August 31, 2012 at 12:47 UTC.

Visit the USGS event page on this earthquake.

For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

For information about tsunami watches, warning or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.

Read additional earthquake information for the Philippines.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., that can be reached for more information at (303) 273-8500.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.