Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Eastern Samar | Inquirer News

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Eastern Samar

/ 08:03 AM August 02, 2022
Eastern Samar earthquake. Graph from Phivolcs

Eastern Samar earthquake. Graph from Phivolcs

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Eastern Samar on Tuesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The epicenter of the tremor was 13 kilometers northeast of General MacArthur, Eastern Samar, state seismologists said in a bulletin.

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Phivolcs further noted that the earthquake, which was recorded at 1:10 a.m., was tectonic in origin with a depth of 57 kilometers.

Phivolcs said Intensity IV — characterized by “strong” shaking — was felt in General MacArthur, Hernani and Quinapondan, Eastern Samar, and Pastrana, Palo and Tacloban City, Leyte.

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Instrumental Instensities were likewise reported in the following areas:
Intensity III — Abuyog and Alangalang in Leyte
Intensity II — Hilongos, Mahaplag and Baybay in Leyte, and Hinunangan in Southern Leyte
Intensity I — Ormoc City and Albuera in Leyte, and Sogod in Southern Leyte

Aftershocks are possible, but significant damage is not expected, Phivolcs added.

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