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4.6 magnitude quake jolts Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – A 4.6 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Bicol region on Wednesday afternoon.

In a phone interview, Dr. Renato Solidum, chief of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), said the quake’s epicenter was traced at 14 kilometers southeast of Baras, Catanduanes at 2:24 p.m.

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It was felt at intensity 3 in Legazpi City in Albay province, intensity 2 in Guinayangan town in Quezon province, and intensity 1 in Sorsogon City in Sorsogon province.

It was also felt by residents in Daet town in Camarines Norte and Naga City in Camarines Sur.

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The quake was tectonic in origin. JE

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