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Zamboanga del Norte Hit by Earthquake with 4.9 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.9 magnitude quake in Zamboanga del Norte, March 3, 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 Zamboanga del Norte. At 10:55 pm, March 3, 2020, Zamboanga del Norte was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9.

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According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Zamboanga del Norte was located at 07.77°North, 121.83°East – 033 km North 78° West of Siocon.  The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 011 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake. The quake-recording agency also did not warn of possible aftershocks as well. The following intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity IV- Siocon, Zamboanga Del Norte
  • Intensity III- Zamboanga City; Tampilisan, Liloy, Gutalac, Baliguian, Zamboanga Del Norte; Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Intensity I- Molave, Zamboanga Del Sur

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

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