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Magnitude 3.5 earthquake rocks San Julian, Eastern Samar

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake rocks San Julian, Eastern Samar

Source: Phivolcs / DOST

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 3.5 earthquake rocked San Julian, Eastern Samar on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake’s epicenter was recorded in the waters off San Julian town, about 37 kilometers southeast of Sarangani, and is of tectonic origin.

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It was the 25th quake since the town was rocked by the 6.5-magnitude tremor

Phivolcs said that the temblor struck at 12:38 p.m., and has a depth of 14 kilometers.

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The 3.5-magnitude quake in San Julian town in Eastern Samar was the epicenter of a 6.5 quake on April 23.

The April 23 tremor damaged the belfry of the San Julian centuries-old Church of Our Seven Sorrows, several roads and bridges, public buildings and houses, and injured three persons.

The latest earthquake was also felt in the following areas:

  • Intensity IV – Borongan City
  • Intensity III – Palo, Leyte

No aftershocks and damages were expected, Phivolcs added. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

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