Eastern Samar Hit by Earthquake with 4.4 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.4 magnitude quake in Eastern Samar, March 9, 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 Eastern Samar. At 07:39 am, March 9, 2020, Dolores was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Eastern Samar was located at 12.04°North, 125.93°East – 049 km South 90° East of Dolores. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 005 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake. The quake-recording agency did not warn of possible aftershocks as well. The following instrumental intensities were recorded:
- Intensity II – Borongan City
- Intensity I – Palo, Leyte
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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