Biliran Hit by Earthquake with 4.8 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.8 magnitude quake in Biliran, October 20, 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 Biliran. At 03:32 am, October 20, 2020, Kawayan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Biliran was located at 11.64°North, 124.31°East – 007 km South 47° West of Kawayan. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 010 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following intensities were felt in these areas according to the agency:
- Intensity V
- Kawayan, Biliran
- Almeria, Biliran
- Intensity IV
- Naval, Biliran
- Cabucgyan, Biliran
- Biliran, Biliran
- Calubian, Leyte
- Tabango, Leyte
- Capoocan, Leyte
- Leyte, Leyte
- Intensity III
- Intensity II
- Alangalang, Leyte
- Pastrana, Leyte
- Catbalogan, Samar
- Pagsanghan, Samar
- Tacloban City
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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