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Magnitude 4 quake jolts Leyte

By: - Correspondent / @joeygabietaINQ
/ 08:10 AM February 26, 2019

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines–A magnitude 4 earthquake slightly shook Leyte on Tuesday morning and was followed by a mild aftershock.

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According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs), a magnitude 4 earthquake occurred at 4:48 a.m. with the epicenter located in Capoocan town, Leyte.

The inland tremor struck at a shallow depth of eight kilometers.

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The quake was felt in Ormoc City at Intensity III, Palo at Intensity II and Borongan City in Eastern Samar at Intensity I.

The local disaster risk reduction management office of Capoocan said that while residents felt the quake, it did not cause any damage or aftershock.

The second tremor occurred at 7:02 a.m. at magnitude 2.6. The epicenter was traced in Kananga town, Leyte.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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