Magnitude 4.4 earthquake hits Leyte | Inquirer News

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake hits Leyte

/ 10:18 AM August 13, 2022


MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked Leyte on Saturday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).


The quake was recorded at 6:46 am and its epicenter was located 13 kilometers northwest of Merida, Leyte, said Phivolcs.  

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of focus of 10 kilometers, state seismologists said.


No aftershocks and damage are expected, Phivolcs said.

Phivolcs reported the following Intensities in these areas:

Intensity IV – Merida, Ormoc City, and Isabel, Leyte

Intensity III – Palompon, Matag-ob, Villaba, and Kananga, Leyte

Intensity II – Albuera, Capoocan, Carigara, and Tabango, Leyte

Intensity 1- Calubian, Leyte

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