Earthquake aftershocks continue to hit Eastern Samar
The municipality of San Julian in Eastern Samar continues to feel aftershocks following the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that happened last April 23.
In the series of tremor in the Philippines, 6.1 magnitude quake happened in Luzon on April 22, followed by Visayas on April 23, and Davao Oriental in Mindanao felt the 4.7 magnitude quake on April 24.
With this, many people feared the inevitable possibility that the deadly 7.2 magnitude quake, known as The Big One, will happen anytime.
Few days after the tremor in Eastern Samar, resident of San Julian are still experiencing aftershocks up to this day.
Based on the report from Inquirer, minor quakes were felt but those did not cause any damage.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the first aftershock happened at about 5:32 a.m. at a 3.5 magnitude. People in Samar felt another aftershock at about 7:43 a.m. at a 2.1 magnitude.
Phivolcs confirmed that the tremors are aftershocks of the earthquake that happened last April 23.
Since that day, the town of San Julian has experienced 22 tremors with magnitudes ranging from 1.6 to 4.6, based on the report.
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