Iloilo Hit by Earthquake with 4.4 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.4 magnitude quake in Iloilo, October 16, 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 Iloilo. At 08:41 am, October 16, 2020, San Joaquin was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Iloilo was located at 10.49°North, 121.96°East – 022 km South 62° West of San Joaquin. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 001 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake. No aftershock is expected of the said quake. Instrumental Intensity I was recorded in the following areas:
- Bago City, Negros Occidental
- Sipalay City, Negros Occidental
- San Jose City, Antique
- Valderrama, Antique
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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