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.
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.
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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