Magnitude 4.8 quake hits Eastern Samar
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
Phivolcs said the quake occurred at 2:49 p.m., with the epicenter located 25 kilometers northeast of Hernani, Eastern Samar.
The tremor was of tectonic origin and had a depth of 48 kilometers.
Intensity 4 was felt in Hernani, while intensity 3 was felt in Llorente, Eastern Samar. Meanwhile, Intensity 2 was felt in Catbalogan City, La Paz, Julita, Dagami, Tanauan, Dulag, and Barugo in Leyte.
The state seismologists said no aftershocks and damage were expected following the quake. [ac]
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