Batanes Hit by Earthquake with 3.9 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.9 magnitude quake in Batanes, March 1, 2021.
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 Batanes on March 1, 2021. At 03:56 am, Itbayat was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Batanes was located at 21.02° North, 121.94° East – 028 km North 22° East of Itbayat. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 168 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. No intensity was recorded by the agency of the said quake in its epicenter nor the nearby areas.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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