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Catanduanes Hit by Earthquake with 5.0 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.0 magnitude quake in Catanduanes, September 21, 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 strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory was released.

Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking were felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “Big One“.

Phivolcs recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Makilala, North Cotabato at around 8 pm on July 9. It was followed by several aftershocks.

Recently, a quake has hit a part of Catanduanes. At 02:04 am today, September 21, 2019, Catanduanes was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0.

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According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Catanduanes was located at 14.13°North, 124.71°East – 051 km North 62° East of Panganiban. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 031 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that Legazpi City felt Intensity II. There are no expected damages caused by the quake but there may be aftershocks.

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

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