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Magnitude 4.9 quake strikes off Negros Occidental

/ 07:19 PM September 05, 2021

Negros Occidental quake

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck off Negros Occidental, above the Negros Trench on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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According to the earthquake bulletin released by Phivolcs, the epicenter of the quake was located 55 kilometers (km) northwest of Sipalay City, Negros Occidental at 5:00 p.m.

Phivolcs said Intensity II was felt in Bago City, Negros Occidental and Intensity I in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.

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State seismologists said the quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 18 kilometers.

Phivolcs said no aftershocks are expected following the quake.

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