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Movement Along Hidden Fault Line Triggers Luzon Quake, Phivolcs Says

The movement along a hidden fault allegedly triggered the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolts parts of Luzon last week, according to Phivolcs.

Last week, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits parts of Luzon causing the destruction of several establishments and multiple deaths in quake-affected areas.

The Luzon quake has been also followed by several earthquakes that hit several parts of the country.

Hidden Fault

The consecutive earthquake sparked various speculations causing fear and terror to the public.

Recently, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the Luzon quake occurred along a hidden fault line.

Phivolcs explained that they were not able to detect the hidden faults because it does not leave marks on Earth’s surface.

Hidden Fault

Pag meron siyang surface manifestation, nalalaman namin kung gaano kahaba ‘yung fault, at nae-estimate namin ‘yung gaano kalakas ‘yung pwede niyang i-generate,” Jeffrey Perez, geologist and supervising science research specialist said.

Perez said that the agency was still working to identify the hidden fault line and advised the public to be always prepared.

The Philippines is a country under the Ring of Fire crossed by several known faultlines including the Philippine Fault Zone, which is 1,200 kilometers long.

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