Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Calbiga, Samar
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit Calbiga, Samar on Monday, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
It was initially reported by Phivolcs as a magnitude 5.6 tremor.
The quake occurred at 12:57 p.m. and was tectonic in origin.
It has a depth of focus of 72 kilometers.
The epicenter was traced southeast of Calbiga.
Reported intensities were detected in the following areas:
Borongan city, Eastern Samar; Calbiga and Catbalogan city, Samar
Balangiga, Balangkayan, and Maydolong, Eastern Samar; Abuyog, Alangalang, Babatngon, Carigara, Dagami, Dulag, Jaro, La Paz, Mahaplag, Mayorga, Palo, Pastrana, Santa Fe, Tabontabon, Tanauan, Tolosa, and Tunga, Leyte; Tacloban city
Hernani, Llorente, and Mercedes, Eastern Samar; Burauen, Julita, Kananga and Leyte, Leyte; Basey, Calbayog city, Marabut, and Villareal, Samar; Hinunangan, Silago, and Sogod, Southern Leyte
Biliran, Cabucgayan, Culaba, and Naval, Biliran; Can-Avid and Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Albuera, Bato, Baybay city, Calubian, Capoocan, Hilongos, Hindang, Inopacan, Isabel, Palompon, and Villaba, Leyte; Ormoc city; Rosario, Northern Samar; Daram, Hinabangan, Jiabong, Pinabacdao, San Jorge, San Jose De Buan, San Sebastian, Santa Margarita, Talalora, and Tarangnan, Samar; Malitbog and Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte
Meanwhile, instrumental intensities were recorded in the following areas:
Catbalogan city, Samar
Can-Avid, Eastern Samar; Abuyog, Alangalang, Carigara, and Dulag, Leyte
Cebu city; Palo, Leyte; Basey, and Marabut, Samar; Hinunangan, and Sogod, Southern Leyte
Talibon, Bohol; Culaba, Maripipi, and Naval, Biliran; Albuera, Burauen, Isabel, Kananga, and Leyte, Leyte; Ormoc City; Rosario, Northern Samar
Bulusan, Sorsogon; Argao, Asturias, Danao city, and Talisay city, Cebu; Villaba, Leyte; Malitbog, Southern Leyte; Initao, Misamis Oriental; Surigao city, Surigao del Norte
According to Phivolcs, instrumental intensity is measured by an intensity meter or scale.
Reported intensity is the strength of an earthquake as felt and reported by the people.
Meanwhile, there are no reported damage so far.