4.8-magnitude quake shakes parts of Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines– A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck parts of Bicol region close to midnight Wednesday.

Eduardo Laguerta, resident volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)-Legazpi, said the quake occurred at 11:55 p.m.  Its epicenter was in Rapu-Rapu, Albay, at a depth of 16 kilometers.


It was felt at Intensity 3 in Legazpi City and Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon.

The quake was tectonic in origin, he said.


At 1 a.m. Thursday, a 4.7 magnitude aftershock was recorded  at a depth of 6 kilometers south of Rapu-Rapu, Laguerta said.

Laguerta said no damage had been reported.

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