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Phivolcs Records Samar Earthquake From 6.2 Magnitude To 6.5

SAMAR EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) set the record of the recent quake in Eastern Samar from 6.2 magnitude to 6.5.

Yesterday, Phivolcs recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 in Zambales. Undeniably, it caused worries and fears to the Filipino people as talks about the “Big One” resurfaced.

Intense shaking were felt by a lot of individuals and many are worried on what might happen next. The Malacañang has already released an order to suspend the operation of government agencies today, April 23, 2019.

Recently, another strong quake hit a part of Luzon – specifically the Eastern Samar. It was initially recorded with a 6.2 magnitude but Phivolcs changed it.

Samar Earthquake
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On its official Twitter page, Phivolcs posted the new record for the Samar Earthquake that happened today, April 23, 2019. From 6.2 magnitude, it set the record to 6.5 magnitude.

The quake had a depth of 063 kilometers and it was located at 11.79 North, 125.38 East – 009 km North 66° West of San Julian in Eastern Samar.

The following are the reported intensities according to Phivolcs:

Intensity II

  • Bago City, Negros Occidental
  • Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

Intensity III

  • Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
  • Cabalian, Southern Leyte
  • Dimasalang, Masbate
  • Butuan City
  • Cabadbaran City

Intensity IV

  • Abuyog, Hilongos, Javier, Capoocan, Julieta, Baybay, Barogo, Jaro, MacArthur, Matalum, Villaba, Leyte
  • San Francisco, Southern Leyte
  • Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur
  • Iloilo City
  • Naga City
  • Sorsogon City
  • Panganiban, Catanduanes

Intensity V

  • Tacloban City
  • Catbalogan City, Samar
  • Gen. Mc Arthur, Salcedo and Guiuan Eastern Samar
  • Naval, Biliran
  • Catarman, Northern Samar
  • Palo and Pastrana, Leyte

Intensity VI

  • San Julian, Eastern Samar

According to Phivolcs, there are expected damages and aftershocks of the recent Samar earthquake. We’ll keep you posted for updates.

Keep safe, everyone!

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