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Masbate Hit by Earthquake with 4.8 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.8 magnitude quake in Masbate, November 30, 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“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.

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Recently, a quake has hit a part of Masbate. At 04:23 am, November 30, 2020, Cataingan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8.

Earthquake Masbate
Photo: Phivolcs

According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Masbate was located at 11.91°North, 124.08°East – 011 km South 41° East of Cataingan. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 016 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following intensities were recorded in these areas as to the agency:

  • Intensity III – Masbate City
  • Intensity II – Irosin and Magallanes, Sorsogon

Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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