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Buildings shake on Panay, Negros islands as earthquake jolts Antique

Antique map (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

Antique map (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

ILOILO CITY — Buildings shook on Panay and Negros islands after a moderately strong earthquake hit the two islands on Monday evening.

No damage or casualty was reported as of 8:10 p.m.

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The Office of Civil Defense in Western Visayas was still getting reports from provincial offices.

The magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit around 7:32 p.m. with the epicenter located 13 kilometers southeast of Valderrama town in Antique, according to a bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued at 7:38 p.m.

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An updated Phivolcs bulletin at 8:05 p.m showed that the magnitude registered at 5.3.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin, according to the bulletin.

The United States Geological Survey reported that a Magnitude 5.4 earthquake with the epicenter 10 kilometers east northeast of San Remigio town in Antique.

The tremor was also felt in the province and city of Iloilo and on Boracay Island at the northern tip of Panay Island as well as Negros Occidental.

Witnesses said the buildings shook for 30 seconds and again for a shorter time on both islands.

No power interruption was reported in Antique and Iloilo.  SFM

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