Earthquake Today August 2, 2022 – Eastern Samar Hit by 5.1 Magnitude Quake

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about Earthquake Today August 2, 2022 in Eastern Samar

EARTHQUAKE TODAY AUGUST 2, 2022 – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.1 magnitude quake in Eastern Samar.

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 was 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 hit a part of Eastern Samar, August 2, 2022. At 01:10 a.m., General Macarthur was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1.

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According to Phivolcs, the earthquake today August 2, 2022 that hit a part of Eastern Samar was located at 11.36°North, 125.55°East – 013 km North 08° East of General Macarthur with a depth of origin of 057 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake but there may be aftershocks. The agency stated that Intensity V was felt in General Macarthur, Hernani, and Quinapondan, Eastern Samar; Pastrana, Palo, and Tacloban City, Leyte. The following instrumental intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity III – Abuyog, Alangalang, Leyte
  • Intensity II – Hilongos, Mahaplag, Baybay, Leyte; Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  • Intensity I – Ormoc City, Albuera, Leyte; Sogod, Southern Leyte

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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