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Eastern Samar Hit by Earthquake with 4.2 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.2 magnitude quake in Eastern Samar today, December 3, 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“.

Recently, a quake has hit a part of Eastern Samar. At 12:39 am on December 3, 2019, Guiuan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2. An intensity was recorded of the said quake.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Eastern Samar was located at 10.73°North, 125.61°East – 036 km South 20° West of Guiuan. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 021 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated that Intensity IV was felt in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Meanwhile, there are no damages and aftershocks expected from the quake. Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.

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