The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) confirmed that a magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled Negros Occidental on Thursday night, May 15, 2014.
Phivolcs released their official bulletin of the tremor, the agency stated that the tremor with a depth of 10 kilometers struck at 6:16 PM (PST). The epicenter was at 49 kilometer southwest of Hinobaan town, in Negros Occidental.
Meanwhile the United States (U.S.) Geological Survey puts the tremor at magnitude 6.2 with its epicenter at 38 kilometers southwest of Alim, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental.
According to Phivolcs aftershocks and damage were expected right after the main earthquake struck Negros island. The tremors was felt as far as Iloilo City and in nearby Cebu City and its surrounding areas.
Phivolvcs noted that there is no Tsunami Warning issued by the agency but they stated that they expect some minor damages in some areas affected by the tremor.
Here’s the Earthquake’s Intensities:
Intensity V in Hinoba-an
Intensity IV in Iloilo City; Bago City; Pandan, Antique; Basay, Negros Occ.; Sipalay, Negros Occidental; Binalbagan, Negros Occ.; Bayawan City, Negros Oriental
Intensity III in Roxas City; Bais City; La Carlota City; Zamboanga City; Lapulapu City; Cebu City; La Castillana, Negros Occ.; Bacolod City; Dumaguete City; Jagna, Bohol; Oton, Iloilo; Tayasan, Negros Or.; Jimalalud, Negros Or.; Ayungon, Negros Or.; Sibulan, Negros Or.; Dipolog City
Intensity II in San Jose, Antique; Sibalom, Antique; Pagadian City
Intensity I in Masbate City; Kalibo, Aklan; Labason, Zamboanga del Norte; Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte; Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte