Earthquakes sway Southern Leyte towns

/ 04:57 PM July 09, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY –– A series of earthquakes shook Southern Leyte towns on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Saint Bernard town first felt the quake with a magnitude of 3.4 at 11:58 a.m.


The tremor had a depth of 001 kilometers.

Another quake, with a magnitude of 3.1 and depth of 001 kilometers, hit the town at 1:36 p.m.


Both quakes were tectonic in origin.

The town of Hinundayan was also hit by a quake at 12:21 p.m.

The 2.7 magnitude tremor had a depth of 014 kilometers.

The series of quakes did not cause any damage and was not expected to produce aftershocks, Phivolcs said.

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