Eastern Samar Hit by Earthquake with 2.9 Magnitude Today
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 2.9 magnitude quake in Eastern Samar today, January 22, 2020.
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.
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“.
On July 9, Phivolcs recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Makilala, North Cotabato at around 8 pm. It was followed by several aftershocks.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Eastern Samar. At 07:11 am today, January 22, 2020, Mercedes was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Eastern Samar was located at 11.54°North, 126.83°East – 132 km North 68° East of Mercedes. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 019 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake. There may also be no aftershocks.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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