SAMAR, PHILIPPINES — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) confirmed a magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Eastern Samar on August 2, Tuesday morning.
According to a bulletin from official seismologists, the tremor’s epicenter was 11.36°N, 125.55°E, or 013 kilometers N 08° E of General Macarthur.
Phivolcs further stated that the earthquake, which occurred at 1:10 AM, was tectonic and had a depth of 57 kilometers.
According to Phivolcs, felt intensity IV in General MacArthur, Hernani, and Quinapondan, Eastern Samar, as well as Pastrana, Palo, and Tacloban City, Leyte.
Instrumental intensities were observed in the following areas:
Intensity III — Abuyog and Alangalang in Leyte
Intensity II — Hilongos, Mahaplag and Baybay in Leyte, and Hinunangan in Southern Leyte
Intensity I — Ormoc City and Albuera in Leyte, and Sogod in Southern Leyte
Magnitude 5.6 earthquake recorded in Sultan Kudarat
As of 1:37 PM, Phivolcs recorded a Magnitude of 5.6 earthquake.
The epicenter was 06.72°N, 123.75°E – 036 km N 75° W of Lebak (Sultan Kudarat) and had a depth of 36 kilometers.
The reported intensities are the following:
Intensity III – Cotabato City
Intensity II – General Santos City
Intensity I – Zamboanga City
In addition, Instrumental Intensities were observed in the following areas:
Intensity IV – T’boli, South Cotabato
Intensity III – Santo Nino and Koronadal City, South Cotabato;Kiamba, Sarangani
Intensity II – General Santos City; Cotabato City; Malungon and Maasim, Sarangani
Intensity I – Zamboanga City; Davao City; Cagayan de Oro City; Kidapawan City;
Employees of Region 10 Philhealth in Cagayan de Oro calmly go outside as employees and Philhealth members experience the intensity I.
Aftershocks are possible, but severe damage is not predicted, according to Phivolcs. – WhatALife!/Brix