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Eastern Samar Jolted by Earthquake with 4.8 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.8 magnitude quake in Eastern Samar this morning, January 30, 2019.

Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.

One of the latest quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 2.4 magnitude quake in La Union. There were no expected damage or aftershock due to the said quake.

Recently, Phivolcs recorded another quake in PH. At 11:27:50 in the morning today, January 30, 2019, Eastern Samar was jolted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that jolted a part of Eastern Samar was located 11.49°North, 125.90°East – 036 km North 59° East of Hernani. The quake was tectonic in origin and it has a 006 km. depth of focus.

Intensity III was felt in Borongan City; Tacloban City; General MacArthur;’ Palo, Leyte; and Llorente while Intensity IV was felt in Hernani.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that there is no expected damage and aftershocks of the said quake.

Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates or further information.

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