Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Loay, Bohol, According To USGS
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Loay, Bohol, which raised the concern of the residents.
Previously, different regions in the Philippines have already experienced consecutive powerful tremors, which raised the concern of Filipinos and feared that it might be an indication that the “Big One” earthquake is near.
On Saturday (May 20, 2017), USGS announced that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits 23-kilometer S of Loay, Bohol around 9:06 am.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that the quake’s epicenter was traced 28 kilometers southwest of Lila, Bohol with a depth of 551 kilometers.
Phivolcs also said that Intensity 1 was felt in Catbalogan and Borongan in Eastern Samar, aftershocks are expected. There has been no report of damages as of this post.
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