5.1-magnitude quake hits Zamboanga Del Norte on Tuesday

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:58 PM October 16, 2018

A red dot marks the epicenter of the magnitude 5.0 earthquake that hit Zamboanga del Norte on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2018. PHIVOLCS IMAGE

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was recorded off Zamboanga del Norte on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In an updated bulletin, Phivolcs reported that the quake hit 35 kilometers (km) northwest of Jose Dalman, Zamboanga Del Norte, at 11:52 a.m.


The Phivolcs revised the earlier 5.0-magnitude quake to 5.1-magnitude.

It was felt at Intensity III in Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte, and in Dipolog City


Meanwhile, it was Intensity II in Labalon, Salug, Liloy, Sindangan, Zamboanga Del Norte; Baliangao, Misamis Occidental; Zamboanga City; Dumaguete City; Pagdian City; Larena, Siquijor.

The tremor had an instrumental intensity of II in Dipolog City while it was recorded at Instrumental Intensity I in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, and in Cebu City, Phivolcs said.

The earthquake of tectonic origin had a depth of 19 km.

Phivolcs said no aftershocks or damage was expected from the temblor. /cbb

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