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Southern Leyte Hit by Earthquake with 4.3 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.3 magnitude quake in Southern Leyte, February 13, 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.

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 Southern Leyte. At 09:25 pm, February 13, 2020, Sogod was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Southern Leyte was located at 10.47°North, 124.99°East – 010 km North 07° East of Sogod. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 005 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake. There are no expected aftershocks as well. The following intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity III – Silago and Hinunangan, Leyte
  • Intensity II – Mahaplag and Abuyog, Leyte

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

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