Oct 8-10, 2004
2004/10/08 08:27:53.3 10.6S 162.2E 30f Mag 6.9 SOLOMON ISLANDS REGION
- Major Quake Shakes Philippine Capital
- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook Manila on Friday night [Oct 8], sending high rises swaying, knocking
out power to some areas and sending frightened residents into the streets. The shaking lasted for more than a minute and was felt
in provinces north of Manila on the main Philippine island of Luzon. The U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado said on its Web site
the preliminary magnitude was 6.6. A magnitude 6 quake can cause severe damage.
- Strong Quake rocks Nicaragua
- A powerful earthquake rocked Nicaragua on Saturday [Oct 9], frightening residents. No major injuries or damage were
immediately reported. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck at 3:26 p.m. local time (5:36 p.m. EDT, 2136 GMT) in Nicaragua, and was
centered 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Managua, the National Earthquake Information Center said. The quake sent
residents running from their homes. But emergency officials said they had no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.