4.1 magnitude quake jolts Albay town


MANILA, Philippines — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Albay on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake struck at 9:17 a.m. at 10 kilometers southwest of the Albay municipality of Rapu-Rapu.


Phivolcs said that the tremor was of tectonic origin, and had a 2-kilometer depth of focus.

No further aftershocks and damage were expected, Phivolcs added.


The light quake also felt in Legazpi City and the surrounding towns of Daraga and Sto. Domingo.  The tremor was also recorded at Reported Intensity III in Legazpi City and Reported Intensity II in Bulusan, Sorsogon.

The Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PRRDMC) are still determining the possible damage left by the quake.

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