5.5 magnitude quake hits Eastern Samar



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MANILA, Philippines — A 5.5 magnitude quake felt in several areas hit Eastern Samar Thursday morning with aftershocks expected.

The tectonic quake was recorded at 8:43 a.m.,138 kilometers northeast of Guiuan, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The quake had a depth of 20 kilometers.

It was felt at Intensity V in Mercedes, Eastern Samar; Intensity IV in Tacloban City, Borongan City, General MacArthur, Eastern Samar; Intensity III in Catbalogan City; Jaro, Eastern Samar, Dulag; Tolosa, Leyte; Intensity II in Capoocan; Dagami, Leyte.

No immediate damages were recorded, Phivolcs said.

A 7.6 magnitude tremor also shook Samar late August. Frances Mangosing

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

    Mark 13:8
    For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows……

    • Vertumnus

      Probably due to gravity exerted  on the earth by planetary alignment.  The equator of the Milky Way galaxy (Galactic Equator) and the path of the Sun will cross each other at exactly 11:11 am GMT on December 21, 2012. This precession of the equinoxes goes in a complete circle and happens only once every 26,000 years.  If it’s the apocalypse, (doubtful) were are God’s messenger to get the Christians ready for the rapture? It’s mother nature flexing her muscle, letting puny humans know who’s in control.

  • PhoenixPoliticalParty

    Thanks to the Inquirer for providing what looked like a Google Earth map presenting the Philippines and Indochina in the clutches of light and darkness, if only for a more convenient way of pinpointing the center of the quake.

    I hope the people in Tacloban and elsewhee affected are all safe.

    Could there be a correlation between a super storm (Pablo) and a tectonic movement?

  • CyberPinoy

    After the storm then earthquake comes. 

    God Bless the Philippines.

  • Vertumnus

    So we had Typhoon, then an Earthquake so what else is next?  All bad things comes in three’s.
    Filipinos will endure.  We always had to make due with what we have and we will persevere and rise from the rubbles.  We will mourn our dead, rebuild our houses and stand proud to be Filipinos!

  • akoombulator

    signs from heaven – dissolve the roman catholic church now or endure far worse calamities

  • msm25

    di pa man din natatapos ang bagyo, lindol naman??? 

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    bagyo…tapos lindol…sige, ipursige pa ninyo ang RH bill…and worst are to come…

    remeber some months ago when these pro rh pushh hard for RH meron lindol…1 year ago, the same, the bagyong sendong comes…

    take note…only the philippines remaining with no RH…

    this country is the last stand of God…and when it fails…who knows….let us just wait…

    as the apocalypse says…when the end of the world is nearing, the world will be overwhelmed by satanism…that all parts of the world are full of evil…

    • cute79

      sa tingin ko naman walang kinalaman ang rh billsa pangyayaring ito.noon pman kahit wla pang isyu ng rh bill db may lindol  at bagyo na?alam natin kung bakit mrming nmatay sa bagyo ngayon at noon nkraang taon dahil sa kpabayaan ng mga oficials at abuso ng mga tao.

      • cute79

        i mean pang aabuso ng tao sa kalikasan.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        yes…nuon pa meron nang bagyo at lindol…but, now, how frequent it is ??? bakit lagi na tatiming sa panahon na very aggressive ang mga pro rh na ipasa…

      • cute79

        d po ba pwdeng sabihin nating nagkataon lang ?kung sa bagay di tayo pareha ng pag iisip ,kung yan ang opinyon mo iginagalang ko.pero ang opinyon ko ay kaya nangyari ito dahil sa kapabayaan ng namuno at sa mga mamamayan,dapat kasi tayo mga mamamayan may pakialam tayo sa ating paligid dahil pag binaha or landslide di lang ang bahay ni gov,mayor,or sino pa namuno ang babahain kundi lahat,kung kdlsan nga safe pa ang namuno kasi limpak limpak ang slpi na kurakot kayang bumiling lupain s mas safe na lugar at konkretong bahay.inaabuso kasi nila ang kalikasan.alam nman natin na kalbo na ang kanilang kabundukan at pinagmiminahan pa ito kaya malambot ang lupa,nagkataon na malakas ang ulan dahil nga may bagyo kaya sumama ang lupa sa tubig.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        kaya nangyari ito dahil sa kapabayaan ng namuno at sa mga mamamayan


        walang ho alam ang tao sa pagkakaroon ng typhoon or lindol…ung landslide at flashflood pwede…but the cause is beyond man’s power…

  • kypros

    doomsayers will have a field day w/ this news!

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