�� Earthquakes strike Quezon island town

Earthquakes strike Quezon island town

Patnanungan earthquake map on March 15, 2024

3.9 magnitude earthquake at Patnanungan, Quezon, March 15, 2024. | PHOTO: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST)

LUCENA CITY — Two successive earthquakes of tectonic origin struck the island town of Patnanungan in Quezon province early Friday, March 15.

The Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the first tremor with a magnitude of 3.9 was detected 91 kilometers northeast of Patnanungan at 1:59 a.m. with a 7-km depth of focus.

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Earlier, a slightly stronger earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 also shook the town at 1:45 a.m.

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The tremor was recorded 80 km northeast of the municipality with a depth of one kilometer.

The Phivolcs said they were not expecting damage or aftershocks from the two earthquakes.

Patnanungan in northern Quezon is located east of Polillo Island facing the Pacific Ocean. INQ

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