Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles Eastern Samar | Inquirer News

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles Eastern Samar

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 04:35 PM January 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled Eastern Samar on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.


The earthquake struck at 2:53 p.m. at 25 kilometers southeast of Homonhon Island (Guiuan).

Phivolcs said the earthquake was of tectonic origin and had a 39-kilometer depth of focus.


State seismologists said the earthquake was also felt at Instrumental Intensity II in Borongan City, Eastern Samar, and Instrumental Intensity I in Surigao City.

No aftershocks or damage was expected from the earthquake, Phivolcs added.

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