M 6.6 quake in Samar

A M 6.6 quake struck in Samar, Philippines this morning. Some damage had been reported in nearby areas. The strike slip quake likely originated along a section of the Philippine Fault.

Temblor’s Realtime Risk forecast for the next 12 months in the Philippines. About 16 M≥5 quakes are forecast in the map area, most of these just to the north of today’s M 6.6 quake, and the rest in the subduction zone to the east.


Temblor’s Realtime Risk forecast on earthquake focal mechanisms, which serve as proxies for active faults. The red ‘beachballs’ indicate faults brought closer to failure; most of these lie near or on the active Philippine Fault.