Leyte Hit by Earthquake with 5.5 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.5 magnitude quake in Leyte, March 2, 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“.
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 Leyte. At 05:19 am, March 2, 2020, Leyte was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Leyte was located at 11.33°North, 124.54°East – 008 km South 52° East of Leyte. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 009 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that there are expected damages caused by the quake. The quake-recording agency also warned of possible aftershocks as well. The following intensities were recorded:
- Intensity V – Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, and Pastrana, Leyte; Tacloban City and Ormoc City;
- Intensity IV – Palo, Dulag, Babatngon, Alang-alang and Palompon, Leyte; Mandaue City and Cebu City; Naval, Biliran;
- Intensity III – Lapu-lapu City; Lawaan, Eastern Samar;
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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