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4 Masbate towns without power after 6.6 magnitude quake

By: - Correspondent / @RAOstriaINQ
/ 12:32 PM August 18, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Masbate province at 8:03 a.m. Tuesday has caused power interruptions in at least four towns.

The strong quake toppled power lines in the towns of Cataingan, Pio V. Corpus, Placer, and Esperanza.

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The Masbate Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Maselco), said maintenance crews were sent on-site to conduct line checking.

Aftershocks were expected to occur after the earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, meaning it was due to movements along faults and plate boundaries.

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Intensity VII, or destructive shaking, was reported in Cataingan town.

State seismologists earlier reported the quake to be at magnitude 6.5.

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