Masbate Hit by Earthquake with 3.0 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.0 magnitude quake in Masbate, October 24, 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 Masbate. At 06:34 am, October 24, 2020, Cataingan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Masbate was located at 11.83°North, 124.18°East – 027 km South 48° East of Cataingan. 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. Also, there are no aftershocks expected of the said quake. According to the agency, it is an aftershock of the 6.6 magnitude quake that jolted Cataingan last August 18.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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