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2 quakes rattle Leyte

/ 07:40 AM February 14, 2018

A red dot marks the epicenter of the magnitude 4.3 earthquake that shook Leyte before dawn on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. PHIVOLCS IMAGE

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck Leyte past midnight of Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

A Phivolcs report indicated that the earthquake struck West of Kananga at 1:01 a.m.

The tremor had a depth of 8 kilometers and had a tectonic origin, report showed.


The quake was also felt in the following areas:

Intensity IV

Capoocan, Leyte

Palompon, Leyte

Intensity II 

Cebu City

Earlier, the east of Albuera Leyte was also jolted by a magnitude 3.7 quake at 5:59 p.m. of Tuesday.

The temblor was felt at Intensity IV in Ormoc City.


The depth of the first quake was 4 kilometers and was tectonic in origin.

Phivolcs said no damage and aftershocks would be expected from the two quakes. /cbb

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