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4.9-magnitude earthquake hits parts of Leyte, Biliran

/ 06:14 PM September 02, 2021

4.9-magnitude earthquake hits parts of Leyte, Biliran

TACLOBAN CITY — A 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook several parts of Leyte and Biliran provinces at 3:23 p.m. on Thursday, September 2.

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) traced the tremor’s epicenter in the town of Naval in Biliran.

The quake, which had a depth of 006 kilometers, was felt in Ormoc City and in the municipalities of Carigara, Isabel, Calubian and Kananga, all in Leyte at Intensity 3.

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The towns of Palo and Jaro, also both in Leyte, also felt it at Intensity 2 while Abuyog, Leyte and  Catbalogan City, Samar felt it at Intensity 1.

The quake was tectonic in origin.

Phivolcs did not expect any damage or aftershock due to the tremor.

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