Southern Leyte Hit by Earthquake with 3.2 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.2 magnitude quake in Southern Leyte, October 15, 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“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Southern Leyte. At 03:19 pm, October 15, 2020, Maasin City was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Southern Leyte was located at 10.18°North, 124.90°East – 009 km North 50° East of City Of Maasin. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 002 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake. No aftershock is expected of the said quake as well. No intensity was recorded of the said quake.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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