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Quake jolts Eastern Samar

/ 10:20 AM March 05, 2018

Eastern Samar earthquake from Phivolcs website

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook Eastern Samar early Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

A Phivolcs report showed that at 9:05 a.m., the quake hit West of Llorente, which experienced Intensity 4 tremor.

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Intensity 4 was also felt in Hernani town; Intensity 3 in the towns of Balangiga, Lawaan, and Salcedo as well as in the cities of Borongan and Catbalogan; and Intensity 2 in the towns of Dolores and Guiuan.

Parts of Leyte also felt the seismic activity, specifically Palo town and Tacloban City.

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Phivolcs, however, noted that no damage and aftershocks could be expected from the earthquake, which was of tectonic origin and had a depth of 30 kilometers.   Faye Orellana, INQUIRER.net                        /kga

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