Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Samar | Inquirer News

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Samar

/ 02:20 PM October 27, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck the province of Samar on Friday morning, the state seismology bureau reported.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the epicenter of the tectonic earthquake was located east of San Juan de Buan in Samar and had a depth of focus of 28 kilometers.


Intensity II was felt in Can-Avid, Eastern Samar, as well as Lope de Vega in Northern Samar.


The Phivolcs also reported the following instrumental intensities:

Intensity I
Eastern Samar – Quinapondan
Biliran – Kawayan
Samar – Villareal

Intensity II
Northern Samar – Rosario
Eastern Samar – Can-Avid

Intensity III
Samar – City of Catbalogan

The Phivolcs added that it did not expect damage nor aftershocks from the earthquake.


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