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Magnitude 4.8 quake jolts Masbate City

/ 01:40 PM May 18, 2022

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MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Masbate City on Wednesday morning and was felt as far as Iloilo province, state seismologists reported.

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The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, struck 56 kilometers east of Masbate City, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The tremor occurred at 9:38 a.m. with a shallow depth of 11 kilometers, according to Phivolcs.

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Phivolcs said Intensity VI was reported in Mobo town in Masbate; Intensity V in Masbate City; Intensity IV at Aroroy and Baleno, Masbate; Intensity III at Batuan, Masbate; Intensity II at San Jacinto, Masbate and Ajuy, Iloilo; and Intensity I at Passi City, Iloilo.

Instrumental Intensity V was also recorded in Masbate City, and Instrumental Intensity I at Passi City, Iloilo.

The earthquake is likely to cause damage, according to Phivolcs.

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