Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts Eastern Samar; Magnitude 5.6 earthquake recorded in Sultan Kudarat

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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

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Also read: Volcanic tremors detected in Taal, Alert Level remain 1

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